Thread: Who has cranes?

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    Question Who has cranes?

    Who has a crane boom attached to their rescue truck for the heavy rescues? What length and capaxity? I'd like to hear from you.

    Would possibly be useful in big rig accidents.
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    I'd like to get some specs and info. on actual uses.
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    I know that Lutherville, MD, just north of Baltimore City has a crane on their squad.
    http://www.lvfc.com/article.cfm?id=38

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    LSVFD has a crane on their rescue truck. It is a 20' 6000# telescoping boom it rotates almost all the way around. It has been used on several MVA's and large animal rescues.

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    I'd like to gather specs, photos, and perhaps video of the hyd. arm in use. Is that possible? If so, please email me directly at resqman@asheboro.com. I believe it has merit during accidents.
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    There was a photo story a while back that was an MVA into a water filled ditch (somewhere in Cal. I think). The write-up said the FD used the crane on their rescue to pick the vehicle out of the water and place it on dry ground so that the PT could be extrication....

    .....I wonder who held spinal on that move!!!

    I'll see if I can find the story and post it.
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    I know at one time Conneaut Ohio had a Heavy Rescue with a crane as well.
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    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
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    Can anyone please send me some pics, video, etc?
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    Big Rig,
    Conneaut's web site is still under construction, here is a pic pf Lutherville MD, also the link to the FD.
    http://www.lvfc.com/article.cfm?id=38
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    I will and try keep l;ookin for ya ...............
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    Ask Billy G. I know that his department has a crane on their rig.
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    26,At least in my part of the world internal(in car) drowning takes priority over immobilization.I've done a car in water upside down with the tow truck by sliding the car on its roof to dry land so the patients could be accessed.One survived one didn't.Without this action they both would have perished.Both were seatbelted in and the recovery was quick and smooth.Wait for divers,you'd have had two losses.Try to collar in place before movement,same story.That's why I advocate learning everything you can about vehicles and movement mechanics.That's why Big Rig Rescue is such a good program,if you can move the loads presented in the course with your normal complement of tools;imagine what you could do with a 3000# automobile.The principals all apply.Do it quick,do it right, do it safe.To coin a phrase from the program;Serious training equals premier performance.Know where your tools are,know how to use them,and learn how simple changes can magnify your power to effect rescues.As my little upside down associate from down under says in his post script.We cannot do anything for those lost,this is about the living.The task is monumental and it starts with training. Very well said.T.C.

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    Originally posted by Rescue101
    26, At least in my part of the world internal (in car) drowning takes priority over immobilization.
    I fully agree. Sometimes you just have to grab and go, we've probably all been there our fair share of times.
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