Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lakeside Firefighters Participate in Countywide Rescue Drill

San Diego: Lakeside Firefighters attended the countywide Technical Rescue Drill at the San Diego Fire-Rescue training center at Camp Nimitz on Saturday, June 19, 2010. The C-division crew from the Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) joined other fire department rescue companies from all over San Diego County for this terrific training opportunity.

During the daylong drill, each assigned division was presented with a challenging technical rescue scenario. The crew from Lakeside Rescue 3 was assigned to division Bravo and, with other fire crews from Carlsbad, Miramar, and Santee fire departments, had to make entry to a simulated building collapse to perform search and rescue trapped occupants. This invaluable training presented the opportunity to practice many essential technical rescue skills such as wall breaching, tunneling, shoring, and victim removal.

 Lakeside Firefighters acknowledge the tremendous amount of planning and hard work that went into making this drill happen. We would like to thank the San Diego Fire-Rescue department for a job well done.

Carlsbad Captain Scott Lollis keeps an eye on the entrance to the
"building collapse" while Santee Captain Larry Roberts directs operations.

A Miramar F.D. firefighter makes his way through a tight space.

Carlsbad Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Lynds tunneling in.

The "cut team" fabricates custom shoring on site.

Story and photos submitted by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

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