Shrewsbury Volunteers personnel without a doubt respond to many vehicle accident incidents. Many involve people being trapped. Today, the rainy/windy weather didn’t stop 28 people from several departments including Shrewsbury from completing a 3 day class on Heavy Truck Rescue at the York County Fire School.
Shrewsbury Rescue Squad 61 and Wellsville FD Rescue 66 supplied tools and equipment for personnel to use while stabilizing, cutting, lifting and moving large trucks and buses. Students used hand tools and hydraulic rescue equipment to cut through roofs, floors and the sides to gain access to people trapped inside. Every piece of rescue equipment was used and practiced with to give students more experience and a knowledge base in the event we run calls with tractor trailers, large trucks and buses on the roadways. Students learned how to lift these vehicles that may come to rest on top of passenger vehicles. Students also got to work with a large capacity wrecker and lift a school bus off of a vehicle. Everyone learned many new skills to make us better rescuers.
The Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company wish to thank the instructional staff for a great class. Excellent job by all!
But it doesn’t end there…… After a hard day of work Shrewsbury Volunteers returned to Station 61 (after handling a vehicle accident response in Shrewsbury on Forrest Avenue) and began the last phase of the day: Clean up!! Rescue 61 equipment was soaked and dirty and needed to be pulled off, cleaned, dried off and returned to response readiness. Members worked for for two hours more making sure Rescue Squad 61 was dried out and ready for the next incident. THANK YOU to ALL members who arrived at the station at 07:00 am for class and then were able to leave for their homes at 5:30 pm.
Training, Dedication, Pride
Shrewsbury Volunteers Station 61