The Rescue Company and the Squads review safe glass breaking techniques


6/7/20249 days ago

This week, the Rescue Company & Squads have been conducting a training review on safe glass breaking techniques in hi-rise buildings. These skills could be utilized to effect the rescue via window of a person trapped above the reach of aerial ladders, for example a window washer or construction worker trapped on a stalled "suspended scaffold" or rope system outside a high-rise buidling. Although not an everyday emergency, incidents of this type have occured in Cambridge as well as in our mutual aid communities. 
As in all training, members are briefed & debriefed on safety, plan of operation, equipment, & tactics. Full safety procedures & appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) are utilized.

 

Photos show Rescue 1 & Squad 3 on Thursday, 6 June 2024 with Group 2 on duty.

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