What are your capabilities with air bags?

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How much will your bags lift? How do you calculate? How many bags are you WILLING to STACK?? What do you have to complement your air bags? How does this ditch complicate things? How high can your box crib be, using air bags?

4 thoughts on “What are your capabilities with air bags?

  1. Northwest Florida has had an extremely busy year with air bag operations. From cars under trucks & buses, to trucks upside down in ditches. Numerous calls with civilians trapped under vehicles. Make it a drill on how fast you can get your bags ready and lift something around the firehouse.

  2. Well here is my thought on this topic. A general knowledge on placement, working limits, operating procedures and uses is a MUST for all members. Just because you are not assigned to the company that is responsible for the equipment does not mean you won’t be using it.

    It takes a team to have a successful incident. Maybe the advanced techniques are just for that company. But on the other hand if you can train the entire department on every application of the tool then do it.