Civilian Rescue: Removing the Occupant

Locating the victim is only half the battle, it is in the act of removing them where the rescue truly takes place. There are many tactical considerations searchers must evaluate and understand to increase the survival odds of trapped occupants. Maintaining situational awareness of not only the incident, but the location of the victim in relation to the best removal point, will guide rescuers in making the appropriate decisions that will ultimately increase the victim’s odds of surviving the environment they are in. Knowing how and when to implement certain tactics is of great benefit to both civilians and firefighters. This lecture will not only discuss best practices but will also cover information found during extensive research on various situations that contribute to our victims' outcomes and better prepare rescuers to make appropriate decisions during the removal process.

Sean Duffy
Date & Time
Thursday, September 28, 2023, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM