The Buzz on Technical Rescue: Trench Rescue Operations


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Host Bob Duemmel talked with veteran rescuers Stan Klopfenstein and Kent Freeman about the realm of trench rescue during a live podcast at Firehouse World this week. Klopfenstein is a division chief with the Santa Fe Springs, CA, Fire Department. Kent Freeman is captain with the Roseville, CA, Fire Department and owner of California Health & Rescue Training.

The group discusses recent trench rescue incidents and the regulations around trench rescue and the related NFPA standards.

They move to scene management and the priorities and how to establish an incident action plan. They move into the available protective systems and critical victim removal tactics and strategies.

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This podcast was recorded at Firehouse World earlier this week.

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