Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Advanced Extrication Training for local fire districts


Courtesy of Derek Walls LCFD5

Above left: Lt. Christy Barker of LCFD5. Above center: Cpt. Dale Matthews LCFD4 works the extrrication as LCFD5 - Mellissa Walls observes. Above right: Asst Chief - Karl Zerck, LCFD5 works with LCFD4 Capt Dale Matthews.

This last Saturday the Pine Bluffs Volunteer Fire Company put on an Advanced Extrication training for firemen with all levels of experience. Firemen from District four and five worked all day to prepare for the possibility of having to pull someone from their car.  Derek Walls, Fire Chief for Pine Bluffs was eager to provide this type of training and expressed how valuable it would be in the future to make extractions easier and faster. For individuals trapped in their vehicles, the faster they can be extracted the more likely they are to be able to get to the hospital and get the medical attention they may need.

Wheatland Fire Chief Bob Glasson volunteers his own time to provide this training. Glasson feels like it is imperative to teach these skills to improve the response of the firefighters in today's firehouses. During the seven-and-a-half-hour course those in attendance learned several types of rescues. Two-year veteran firefighter Cy Thorup found that the training was not only necessary, but useful. "The amount of advance extraction techniques and methods will be extremely helpful" Thorup stated.

Newly instated firefighter Casey Hickman, on the job for a little over five months, was excited to be part of the day's training and is looking forward to more trainings in the future. At the end of the day Chief Walls was "Glad that the people of Pine Bluffs could see just how their tax dollars are spent."

Walls also pointed out that there would be more training opportunities to come. He also reminded residents that the annual Hands on Trucks event would be coming up in August.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019

Rendered 07/10/2020 12:15