Cooper County Fire Protection District practices rescue and release

6 months 1 week 3 days ago Sunday, April 09 2017 Apr 9, 2017 Sunday, April 09, 2017 5:25:28 PM CDT April 09, 2017 in News
By: Desiree' Evans, KOMU 8 Reporter

BOONVILLE - As part of a training for new recruits, Cooper County Fire District held a mock extrication Sunday. 

Extrication happens when a victim is trapped in or under an object. Sunday's extrication included removing windows, doors, the hood, roof and dashboard of an old car. Cooper County District Captain, Joey Simmons said the process could take anywhere from 30 minutes to two and a half hours depending on the detail of the accident. 

Lieutenant Nathan Brandes said cars aren't the only senario for extrication. 

"It's been a little while back but we had a plane accident where we had to do extrication for the patients involved," Brandes said. 

He said other situations can include large semi-trucks and people being trapped under debris. 

Simmons said a lot of times saving someone's life comes down to a passerby on the road. 

"The best a passerby can do is to stop ahead of the accident, walk back and try and get as much information from the passengers as they can," Simmons said. "If it's an injury or non-injury, where they're hurting, that kind of thing."

Simmons said extrications can also happen when a child or animal is left unattended in a hot car. 

"If a person is equipped and they have the prpoer tools, maybe a spring window punch or something, that would be the last resort," he said. "Definitely call law enforcement, they have the tools where they can open the doors and if more extrication is needed, then by all means, the fire deparment will come out."

Brandes said the recruits only learned the mechanical portion of the process which includes how to use the tools, what cuts to make and where to spread portions of the vehicle. He said the medical part was not included. This includes getting inside the vehicle with the victim and mobilizing them.  

Simmons said trainings are open to the public and if interested to call the Public Information Officer Becky Reuter at (573) 808-6472. 

 

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