Look around construction sites and you’re likely to see a lot of trenches. If there’s an underground line of any type, it takes a trench to put it in and to maintain it.
Unfortunately, not all trenches are constructed to standards. That makes the job of rescuing a trapped worker even more hazardous.
There are a lot of factors to consider when you arrive at a trench rescue scene.
Here to discuss some of them is Mike Daley. He’s a lieutenant with the Monroe Township Fire District No. 3 in New Jersey.
He holds a Master Fire Instructor certification from the ISFSI and is an instructor at the Middlesex County Fire Academy.
Mike is also a member of New Jersey Task Force 1.
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