On this episode, we take a look at a confined space rescue and dissect it.
It happened in 2014 at a water treatment facility in New Jersey. An employee found that a man had climbed into a 20-inch diameter pipe. The pipe empties into a drainage basin at the facility.
The victim entered the basin, and moved along – until he found a vertical section with a 12-foot drop and fell head first.
That’s the set-up. Here to discuss the rescue is Lt. Mike Daley. He serves with the Monroe Township Fire District No. 3 in New Jersey.
Mike recently was awarded the Master Fire Instructor certification from the ISFSI. He developed a rescue training curriculum and serves on New Jersey Task Force 1.
And he’s a managing member of Fire Service Performance Concepts.
Mike’s article: Lessons Learned from ‘Routine” Confined Space Incident
A hazard of this type of stream, when used for interior firefighting, is that it can actually push the fire with the massive amount of air that it introduces.
The fog stream, when used for interior firefighting, can actually push or pull the fire with the massive amount of air that it moves.