Tonight we bagan the unit on Light Search and Rescue.
We learned techniques for determining whether a building could be searched effectively or not. We also learned techniques for effective searching. We learned how to rescue someone trapped under debris and how to effectively carry them out.
We practiced carrying techniques. How to carry someone in a chair, on your back, or with two people. We also learned blanket carries and drags. The last thing we learned for the evening was how to make an improvised stretcher with 2x4s, or pipe, and a tarp.
Thursday, we’ll be practicing the cribbing and extrication techniques for getting someone unpinned from under rubble.
Tomorrow, I go in to observe a dispatch shift. I can’t wait!