Nesconset Fire Department Participates in Advanced Extrication Training
By Ex-Chief Michael Wichtendahl
June 17, 2021

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 the Nesconset Fire Department attended a training session at the Suffolk County Fire Academy to practice Advanced Extrication Strategy and Techniques. The training scenario simulated a two car collision with entrapment caused by one vehicle on top of another as well as a fallen telephone pole.

The Chiefs and Officers were tasked with sizing up the scene and devising a plan to start with the extrication process. Teams divided up to address patient care, stabilization of the vehicles, removal of the telephone pole and removal of the roof of the vehicle to access and extricate two simulated patients inside the vehicle. As the extrication evolved the plan was continually reassessed and adapted to the scenario until both victims were removed from the vehicle.

Attending advanced training at the Fire Academy augments the more routine training conducted by the Nesconset Fire Department at our local training facility and provides opportunity to practice specialized techniques or deliver unique scenarios. This was a drill that all hands went to work and led to discussions back at the firehouse about other possibilities we may have tried or how to improve upon what we learned.

Typically the Nesconset Fire Department trains twice a week to ensure we are providing the best Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services to the surrounding community.

Special thanks to Fire Photographer Ron Monteleone!