The Buzz on Technical Rescue: Man vs. Machine


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Mark Gregory joins host Bob Duemmel to talk about incidents where victims need extrication from various machines and other impalement injuries. Gregory, a veteran FDNY firefighter and partner with P. L. Vulcan Fire Training Concepts, is one of the country's experts on "man vs. machine" incidents.

Duemmel asks how fire departments can prepare for such incidents. Gregory reviews multiple techniques to assist the responder when called to service at a man vs. machinery emergency. Listen as the two discuss the tools used to help create successful outcomes at these calls and how to size-up the scene and patient. 

Gregory, who worked at FDNY Rescue 2, reviews lessons learned and real-world scenarios that have helped him develop this training.

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