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  • Bariatric Rescue Techniques and Equipment

    Greetings from the United Kingdom to my North American Brothers and Sisters

    I have been fortunate enough to of been granted a bursary to cover the travel costs to the USA to study Bariatric Rescue. As I have often heard "Everything is big in Texas", I thought it would be a good place to start. So if you know of or know someone who can help in this area I would be very grateful if you could get us in contact. It is my hope to visit you guys and see how you deal with these incidents as we are seeing an increase in the number of rescues year on year, I am also interested in what specialist equipment you guys use.

    Thank you in advance, I look forward to hearing from you.

    My work email is Bradley.Hardwidge@avonfire.gov.uk

    Kindest regards

    Brad Hardwidge
    Firefighter

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  • #2
    The state is big, Not the people!


    Have fun on this side of the pond
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZdEH...e_gdata_player

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    • #3
      There have been articles published in the various journals about agencies setting up protocols and having appropriate equipment - unfortunately, I'm not finding anything on a cursory search.

      I would concentrate my search on medium to large systems (decent sized cities or regional providers) which may have dedicated equipment and experience using it. State EMS offices may be helpful, as well.

      Kind of depends on where you'd like to travel to. It's a big country.
      Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

      Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by tree68 View Post
        There have been articles published in the various journals about agencies setting up protocols and having appropriate equipment - unfortunately, I'm not finding anything on a cursory search.

        I would concentrate my search on medium to large systems (decent sized cities or regional providers) which may have dedicated equipment and experience using it. State EMS offices may be helpful, as well.

        Kind of depends on where you'd like to travel to. It's a big country.
        Hi Tree68 thanks for the reply,

        I am happy to travel to any state, my only constriction is the cost as I have to fund both travel and accommodation with the grant. Last year I reached out to many Fire Departments in various states. Out of them all I had two responses, Chicago and NYFD. Chicago sent excellent information with bariatric rescues in the thousands per year, but would not entertain the idea of a visit for some reason. NYFD would facilitate a visit but the cost of accommodation was eye watering and pretty much consumed the budget.

        I have tried making contact with people on Facebook and had a tongue in cheek reply re, Texas. This will be my last year of service so it would be great to learn some new new tips and tricks to pass on to the next generation of Firefighter.

        Many thanks

        Brad




        Last edited by BradJ999; 03-12-2019, 04:12 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fire49 View Post
          The state is big, Not the people!


          Have fun on this side of the pond

          Women's hair is also bigger in TX ;-)


          As for accommodation. You don't have to stay at a hotel in Manhattan if that busts the budget. On Long Island, in Nassau county and 30min train ride out of the city, there is a strong volunteer fire service. Most volunteer stations have a bunk room or private bedrooms for crews to stay overnight. Historically, brothers from abroad have been welcomed to sleep a couple of nights in the bunkhouse if they are in town for things like conventions, memorials etc. Bring patches and T-shirts from your UK departmenr, goes a long way :-)
          Last edited by Too_Old; 03-12-2019, 06:15 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Too_Old View Post


            Women's hair is also bigger in TX ;-)


            As for accommodation. You don't have to stay at a hotel in Manhattan if that busts the budget. On Long Island, in Nassau county and 30min train ride out of the city, there is a strong volunteer fire service. Most volunteer stations have a bunk room or private bedrooms for crews to stay overnight. Historically, brothers from abroad have been welcomed to sleep a couple of nights in the bunkhouse if they are in town for things like conventions, memorials etc. Bring patches and T-shirts from your UK departmenr, goes a long way :-)
            Thanks Too_Old much appreciated

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