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Station 7 Firefighters Excel at Vehicle Extrication Drill



Firefighters from Engine and Truck 7 took part this afternoon in a vehicle extrication drill at Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Training & Safety facility in NE Portland.


The drill provided firefighters with the opportunity to practice extrication techniques, patient removal, and packaging skills using hydraulic extrication and other specialized equipment.


Scene safety, proper use of protective gear, and understanding of extrication equipment features and functions were key topics as the new Safety Chief Duane Bray watched closely over the drill.

The realistic scenario simulated a vehicle that has fallen into a hole, been involved in a structural collapse, or has rolled down an embankment.  The firefighter’s challenge during the drill was to stay aware of potential safety hazards present, locate and remove debris, and safety rescue potential victim(s). After the conclusion of the drill, firefighters and training personnel debriefed, evaluating what went well and where improvement was needed.


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