The regional event is part of a series of competitions being held around the country in the build up to the National Extrication
Challenge which will be held in Cardiff in July.
The purpose of this training will be to update Southern California firefighters on new and evolving extrication
techniques to help keep them abreast of recent technological advances found in today's vehicles and to help maintain firefighter safety during rescue operations.
Chief MacAloney said he has seen numerous bad accidents in his career, but this one rates up there with the worst vehicle damage he has seen, and one of the most challenging extrication
During the program, extrication
simulations will give first responders a taste of situations they may encounter in the field.
Rescue personnel will need to know how to avoid potentially dangerous situations," said Moore, who has published several books and numerous articles on automobile extrication
The Bridgend fire station-based team practises getting casualties out of vehicles as quickly and safely as possible because it is these areas they will be marked on at the three-day World Extrication
Championships in Hamilton, near Auckland.
The surround can be removed in three separate pieces using Lear's hinge system to aid extrication
and minimize head movement.
To replace and/or upgrade existing hydraulic extrication
and rescue tools.
The new rates, which will take effect Aug 1, are: for advanced life support with only one special skill, $800 (up from $500); advanced life support with two or more special skills, $1,000 (up from $600); basic life support with no special skills, $600 (up from $400); oxygen, $75 (up from $60); mileage, $16 per mile (up from $13); intravenous, $150 (up from $125); intravenous with medication, $200 (up from $100); defibrillation, $150 (up from $100); extrication
from vehicle, $400 (up from $250).
The event will also host the first-ever Welsh regional extrication
challenge, when eight teams will be competing against each other to see how quickly they can rescue a casualty from a mock-up road traffic accident.
LEAR PROTECTION & EXTRICATION
SYSTEM - Lear Corporation APEX (TM) System
Rural/Metro has served the airport since 1998, including fire protection, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, search and rescue, and extrication