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June 21, 2006
Media Advisory - Toronto Fire Services’ multi-vehicle collision rescue and extrication scenario
Toronto Fire Fighters will perform a specialized and complicated rescue operation involving a number of cars, buses and heavy trucks in a multi-vehicle, mass casualty training session.

Date: Friday, June 23
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Toronto Fire Services, Special Operations Training Centre, 200 Bermondsey Rd.

An accident scene can be a combination of environmental hazards and confusion. Co-ordination and control to gain access to extricate patients is the process of getting life support to trapped occupants. Fire fighters will demonstrate vehicle stabilization techniques with hydraulically- and electrically-powered rescue tools to safely and efficiently free occupants from this dangerous life threatening situation.

Rescue crews will demonstrate the various rescue disentanglement techniques based on collision patterns such as vehicles on their sides, roofs, and additional complex access routes.

Members of the media who are interested in attending this practical demonstration scenario should contact Captain Mark Bardgett at 416-338-9542.

Media contact:

Captain Mike Strapko
Public Information Officer
Toronto Fire Services
416-334-5223 (pager)



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