Training-Rescue Airbags

On Saturday November 8th , sixteen Pearl River Firefighters received training on our new rescue airbag equipment at the Rockland County Fire Training Center. Rescue airbags are used to free a victim that is pinned underneath a heavy object. Air bags can also be used in a variety of incidents including building collapses, heavy extrications and industrial entrapments. The most common situations involve: pedestrians/bicyclists who are pinned during an accident; victims caught underneath vehicles; and accidents on construction sites. Air bags can be adapted for many other situations such as to displace, spread or otherwise move objects that can’t be moved by conventional methods.