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Preparing for Swiftwater Rescue Incidents

Firefighter is advanced to face of low head dam to retrieve a simulated victim caught in the hydraulic of the dam.

Preparing for Swiftwater Rescue Incidents NFPA 1670 by Gerald M. Dworkin 04/10/09 In February 2004, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) published NFPA 1670: Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue (SAR) Incidents. The purpose of this standard was to minimize threats to rescuers while conducting operations at technical SAR incidents. This standard deals specifically with identifying ...

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Beware!! The Hazards of Ice

Ice safety

Beware!! The Hazards of Ice by Gerald M. Dworkin Originally published November 1990 TWO BOYS, age 11, are ice skating at a local pond. Suddenly, the ice cracks and one boy falls through into 34 degree Fahrenheit water. His friend runs to his aid, and potential tragedy grows as the second boy is pulled into the ice cold water by ...

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Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles

Submerged Vehicle

by Gerald M. Dworkin Consultant, Aquatics Safety & Water Rescue LIFESAVING RESOURCES INC  Escape and Rescue from Submerged Vehicles INTRODUCTION Each year, there are approximately 1,500 incidents resulting in approximately 600 deaths from motor vehicles that have gone off the road and plummeted into the water. Therefore, the public needs to plan for these types of emergencies by (A) rehearsing the ...

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The Need for First Responders to be Trained and Equipped to Perform Domestic Animal Rescues

Ice Rescue

The Need for First Responders to be Trained and Equipped to Perform Domestic Animal Rescues by Gerald M. Dworkin February 06, 2008 Based on our research of ice rescue incidents and fatalities during the years 2006 & 2007, approximately 85% of the incidents were initiated as a result of humans venturing out onto the ice to rescue a domestic animal. ...

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