Wednesday, April 24, 2024

HVFCo: MVA Drill

By Olivia Drake, HVFCo. Public Information Officer

At 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2018, Haddam Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to a two-car motor vehicle accident with entrapment on Killingworth Road. Although this was a mock accident set up for training purposes, firefighters treated it as a real scenario.

Upon arrival, crews encountered a trapped patient in each vehicle. Firefighters first worked to stabilize the vehicles. Once secured, firefighters used Hurst hydraulic tools to cut open the bottom vehicle and extricate the patient. Firefighters then removed the windshield of the second vehicle and extracted that patient.

Following the drill, firefighters gathered with their officers and discussed the overall outcome. Monday’s drill was third in a three-part training series on vehicle extrication, stabilization and patient care.

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  • Want to make a difference in your community?
  • Possess valuable skills, but no training?
  • Need a little excitement in your life?
  • Are retired, a student, work a day job?

If you answered yes, YOU PROBABLY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!

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Photo by Olivia Drake.

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