Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lakeside Firefighters Help in Training New Recruits

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The crew from Rescue 3 spent part of their shift last Saturday assisting instructors at the Heartland 20th Fire Academy in El Cajon. The topic of the day was basic vehicle extrication. R3 members helped the new firefighter recruits with techniques needed for removing people trapped in vehicles. Topics included: vehicle stabilization, glass management, door/roof/floor removal, and dash displacement.

Lakeside Firefighters have a long tradition of assisting at the Heartland Fire Academies and the Lakeside Fire District is proud to be an original member of the Heartland Fire Training JPA.

Fire recruits get instruction from retired Battalion Chief Steve Carpenter

Equipment cache for vehicle rescue training

Heartland 20th Academy tearing-it-up!
Making access on a rollover (note position of driver's seat!)

Information submitted by: Captain Scott Culkin
Photos by: Engineer/Paramedic Chris Downing

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