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Machinery Entrapments – Standish, ME
September 30, 2017 starting at 8:30 AM
Hosted by the Standish Fire Department at 175 Northeast Road in Standish, Maine
About the class
From a hand stuck in a fan to a torso beneath a heavy piece of machinery, a strong command presence with a clearly defined strategy to execute the rescue is critical. While these calls may be infrequent, an appropriate response to a machinery entrapment can mean the difference between life and death.
Students will be challenged in intense hands on scenario based exercises that will require a strong command presence, development of a strategy and execution of tactics to successfully complete the rescue. This program will be mentally and physically challenging for all participants.
The Lead Instructors:
Chris is a veteran of the fire service since 2002. Chris currently is a Captain in the Houston Fire Department, currently assigned to Engine 55 in District 46. Majority of his career has been spent in District 46, both as a firefighter and Engineer/Operator on both Engine and Ladder companies. When not training or responding to calls, Chris is very passionate about Firefighter fitness and ways to implement functional fitness for his brothers, pulling from his experience as a gym owner. He has been a Paramedic for the last ten years, which included being a founding member of the Houston Police Department’s Tactical Medic Team, working in the ambulance routing telemetry unit, and participating in multiple research and protocol revision projects. Prior to joining HFD, Chris was a part of the Mont Belvieu Fire Department in Texas.
Luke began his career with the Houston Fire Department in 2001. He spent the first 8 years of his career assigned to Station 18, serving much of that time on Tower 18. In 2009, he tested for and earned a spot on HFD’s Technical Rescue Team. He was then assigned Rescue 42, where he currently serves on the B-Shift. Rescue 42 is one of HFD’s three dedicated heavy rescue trucks, with each truck covering one-third of Houston’s 654 square miles. Additionally, the team responds to surrounding Counties for large-scale rescue incidents and helicopter operations. Luke received much of his training in Technical Rescue Operations (USAR, High-Angle, Collapse, Trench, Confined Space, Rigging, Heavy-Vehicle Extrication, Machinery Entrapment, Helicopter and Swiftwater Rescue) through various agencies. He is certified as a Texas Commission on Fire Protection Instructor I, Structural Collapse Technician (Level II) and IAFF Fireground Survival Instructor. Luke specializes in teaching Technical Rescue Operations, Truck Company Operations, Large-Area Search, Fireground Survival and Rapid Intervention Team Operations. In addition, he is currently serving his 3rd term as Director, Position 6 and Health & Safety Committee Chairman for the Houston Professional Firefighters Association, Local 341.
To Enroll or For Additional Information contact Brian Pond at 207-518-1353