Firefighters Complete Extrication Rescue Training

By: Technician Jason Peterson
Fire Station 19, Lorton, B-Shift

Recently, approximately thirty Technical Rescue school personnel and thirty Hazardous Material team members completed two weeks of extrication rescue training. This also served as the first module of the Technical Rescue school class.

The class consisted of two modules of auto extrication, with the second module comprised of heavy extrication training on tractor trailers, cars in limited access scenarios, as well as transit and school buses, all offering a high degree of challenge and teamwork.

Tractor Trailer Crash

At approximately 1:29 a.m., on Thursday, March 9, units were dispatched for a report of a tractor trailer crash on I-495 south bound (outer loop) prior to I-95.

The first units on scene found a tractor trailer that had flipped over after apparently hitting a guard rail. The driver was trapped inside. Units from Fire Station 26, Edsall Road, worked quickly to free the driver. The driver was transported to an area trauma center with life-threatening injuries.

No firefighter injuries were reported.