Confined space rescue training

Last night’s training session involved rescuing our manequin from a confined space. We used a large tank as the confined space, and had it filled with artificial smoke. These two photos give you an idea of what’s involved in the rescue.

In the first photo, you see firefighters on top of the tank, feeding ducting down through the access hole. What you can’t see in this photo is the fan that is attached to the ducting – it blows air through the ducting. We place the other end of the ducting near the victim in the tank, so that fresh air begins to replace the smoke right away.

In the second photo, you see a firefighter entering the tank to rescue the victim.

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