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Strainer rescue training



2013-07-21 - Green River, KY - Photo by Chris Taylor, Breeding Fire Department. Strainer drill - A strainer is any object in the water that water flows through or around such as trees, fences or guardrails. Strainer are a huge danger to swift-water rescue technicians. If a rescue gets caught in a strainer the rescue must know how to escape or avoid the strainer to avoid injury of death.BFD Firefighter Daniel Turner demonstrates the wrong way to encounter a strainer. CFD Firefighter Richard DeWitt "in boat" is standing by in the event the swimmer panics or needs assistance getting out. - Chris Taylor, Breeding Fire Department
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