Training Placards? and extrications "props"

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Training Placards? and extrications "props"

Postby fire_cracka » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:24 pm

Do these exist? Im thinking a set of placards that you can use a dry erase marker to write in numbers or something like this...
http://www.seton.ca/signs/shipping-and- ... 58632.html

Im looking to add some "props" to our extrication training as well. Some sort of power pole (obviously light enough to move around, maybe a sewage pipe?).
We currently have a power line, propane tanks, the hidden baby (we dont put it in the glovebox), a car seat. Im trying to think of anything else. Maybe things youve seen at calls or during extrication challenges. I cant think of ways to simulate traffic but we do integrate that step into our training. We definitely dont need to simulate bad weather or darkness this time of year. We have even had "drunk looky-loos" to deal with.

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Postby hmckay91 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:46 pm

[quote=""fire_cracka""]Do these exist? Im thinking a set of placards that you can use a dry erase marker to write in numbers or something like this...
http://www.seton.ca/signs/shipping-and- ... 58632.html[/quote]
We made our own. Found some approporate images online, printed them out, laminated them, and then wrote in what ever number we want. (Seton may have even provided them ;-)

[quote=""fire_cracka""]Im looking to add some "props" to our extrication training as well. Some sort of power pole (obviously light enough to move around, maybe a sewage pipe?).
We currently have a power line, propane tanks, the hidden baby (we dont put it in the glovebox), a car seat. Im trying to think of anything else.[/quote]With a little imagination just about anything works; jersey barriers, concrete blocks, light standards, hay bales, motor cycles, snow machines, as part of the scenario. Just to add flavour bicycles, car seats, strollers, HAZMAT containers, etc.

If not already doing so the best prop to add would be live patients. As a rescuer; the best way to understand what a patient is going through is to be one. It provides valuable insight in how to approach patient centered extrication.
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Postby fire_cracka » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:21 am

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One of those plastic jersey barriers would be great, easy to set up and then fill with water.

We do put members in as patients and have even thrown in politicians during extrication demos (full pep and safe scenarios) They get a kick out of it. Everyone always says it feels like the tools are right beside their head (covered with sheet/tarp)

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Postby hmckay91 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:45 am

One of those plastic jersey barriers would be great, easy to set up and then fill with water.

The plastic jersey barriers may work for restricting access, the concrete ones will allow increased difficulty and vehicle placement.
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