Machinery Rescue Operations

On Sunday January 25th, the Pearl River Fire District hosted Brotherhood Instructors, LLC for a firefighter development workshop for our members. The Brotherhood instructors conducted a eight hour workshop on machinery entrapments and extrications.  This class reviewed case histories, lock-out/tag-out techniques and procedures, tool kits, and medical considerations. During the second part of the workshop, there was a demonstration and return demonstration regarding appropriate techniques. The instructors covered tool familiarization, size-up, torch use, lock-out/tag-out, Meat Grinder entrapment, Fence Impalement & Auger Entrapment, Hand & Finger Entrapment and a Real Machinery Extrication. This workshop was informative and very beneficial.