Machinery Rescue Operations

Posted on January 25, 2015

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. 

Dryer Fire

Posted on January 29, 2015

At approximately 16:59 Hrs., the Pearl River Fire Department was dispatched to a Dryer Fire at 80 South Mountainview Ave.  Upon dispatch Chief Sampath (12-1) called into service, he was advised by 44-Control (Fire Dispatch) that the homeowner found a small fire in the dryer. Chief Lewis (12-2) confirmed that there was a small smoldering fire in the dryer. Capt. Morrison (12-5 ), 12-Tower and its crew was first due, they established the extent of the fire and “opened up” to check for extension. All units were back in service within the hour.