Confined Space Rescue Scenario
Rescue Co. 1: Mermet 3G USA
Wednesday November 19th, 2014 Rescue Co. 1 performed a Confined Space Rescue drill while news media took note. One entrant wore a helmet camera to document the training from a firefighter's point of view. Below are the links to the newspaper article as well as the photo gallery.
Confined Space Rescue With Subject Trapped In Well
Rescue Co. 1 As First Due Technical Rescue: Fish Camp Road
Tuesday November 11th, 2014 at 1330 hrs. Rescue Co. One was requested to assist Chesnee Community Fire with a subject trapped in a well, 30 feet below grade. Upon arrival, Rescue Co. One was assigned to head up the rescue. Chesnee Community Fire had already secured a rope to the subject who was hanging on an improvised lowering system which had failed. Rescue One established air monitoring and began a confined space permit. Rescue One placed a tripod over the well and rigged a 4:1 mechanical advantage for the rescue. One entrant/rescuer was lowered into the well and self belayed his descent. A LSP Haflback harness was placed on the subject and rigged for vertical lift. The rescuer and victim were then both hoisted from the well where EMS was waiting to assess his condition.
First Due To Well Off Trailer Fire
Engine Co. 3, Rescue Co. 1: 113 Terken Court
Wednesday May 7th, 2014 at 0005hrs Engine Co. 3 and Rescue Co. 1 were dispatched to a residential fire. Upon arrival, Engine Co. 3 found a single wide trailer with heavy fire venting from the bravo side. Engine 3's crew stretched a single 1.75" handline for an attack. Crews forced the door and made an aggressive interior attack. Four pets were removed from the fire but were unable to be resuscitated. Helmet-cam video of this fire was featured on Statter911.com and FireCritic.com.
Vehicle Collision With One Trapped
Rescue Co. 1 as 2nd Due Extrication: Vintage Drive
Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 at 0725 hrs. Rescue Co. 1 was dispatched to a vehicle accident with entrapment assisting Cherokee Springs Fire Department. Upon arrival, Rescue Co. 1 was assigned to assist in extrication efforts that were already underway. One patient was found trapped in a side resting vehicle. Rescue 1 was assigned to make the vertical cut to complete the roof flap. After this was completed the patient was removed from the vehicle. Cowpens Rescue 1 was released from the scene a short time later.
Head-On Collision With One Trapped
Engine Co. 3, Rescue Co. 1: Patterson Road
Thursday April 17th, 2014 at 1655hrs Engine Co. 3 and Rescue Co. 1 were dispatched to a vehicle accident with injuries, in front of the above address. Upon arrival, Engine Co. 3 found a two car vehicle head-on collision. It was found that there was two patients, and one was still entrapped in a vehicle. Engine 3 began stabilization of the vehicle needing extrication, and also began patient assessment.Rescue 1 arrived and began extrication, by means of removing the driver's side door. The patient was quickly extricated, and personnel assisted EMS with loading the patient onto a spineboard. After the patient was loaded for transport, the second injured party was treated on scene and refused transport. After a short time, Highway Patrol arrived, and began their investigation. After the on scene investigation was complete, and the vehicles removed from the roadway, fire personnel cleared.