The EMT class being put on by Victor Fire Department recently did a mass casualty extrication training in the new Victor Fire Hall. This training is done with every EMT class that Victor Fire hosts. Students learn how to navigate a motor vehicle accident scene and how to properly take care of the patients involved.
Along with the EMT students, fire/extrication crews also get to train. This is a perfect opportunity for new firefighters to learn how to stabilize, extricate and maintain a safe incident scene in a realistic situation, as well as getting used to working and communicating with EMS personnel.
We would like to thank Stevensville Fire Department and Pinesdale Fire Department for sending crews to participate and give Victor Fire the opportunity to train with our mutual aid. We would also like to thank EMT class instructors Mason Kay and Roylene Gaul, as well as Training Officer Rick Broocker for coordinating this training event. Thank you to all of the people that showed up to be our patients as well; without you this training would have not been possible.
Victor Fire would also like to thank the community; with temperatures near zero and dangerous wind chills expected that morning, keeping personnel and patients warm and dry would have been a concern. Because of the size of the new hall, we were able to move the entire exercise inside and protect our people while still getting critical training in. Thank you — your support made it possible for us to train without having to worry about the weather.
Note: No one was injured or harmed during this training, safety of the patients and personnel that participated is always our top priority.