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Waterloo Region Record By Scott Basler Recently, there have been news reports of some full-time firefighters — so-called “double hatters” — quitting their second job with volunteer fire departments in Waterloo Region. I am not here to debate what the right or wrong decision is on that issue. Instead, I’m going to write about the […]
Fire department rehab is a vital firefighting service on the fire ground, providing firefighters and other emergency personnel with immediate medical attention including re-hydration, treatment for smoke inhalation, and the prevention of such life-threatening conditions as heatstroke and heart attack.
Structure fires typically have a similar response from the fire department that include engines, ladder trucks, rescue squads, chief officers, and an EMS unit, each of which will have specific initial assignments. The actual response and assignments will vary between fire departments.
the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable. A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the victim during the extrication.