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Lifting cars, freeing people trapped in vehicles, trauma examinations. The largest rescue workshops for firefighters in Poland take place at the weekend in Mazovia.

Firefighters met near Warsaw for the second edition of the largest rescue workshop in Poland “Ładzyń 2023”.

Participation in the event is an opportunity to learn and practice rescue techniques and learn about modern equipment and solutions under the supervision of instructors from the Main School of Fire Service in Warsaw.

Firefighters from municipal units and volunteers are trained. As we heard from one of the organizers, droogs and officers from all over Poland came. – The farthest TSO that came to us is Inwałd, 410 kilometers away, the Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit from Brzeg – 390 kilometers – Artur Borowski told us.

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He noted that 35 units, two hundred firefighters, signed up to participate in the event. – In total, they traveled almost four thousand kilometers to practice – he concluded.

They studied at several stations

What do the exercises look like in practice? – At the first station, firefighters had to deal with the dimensions, i.e. with lifting vehicles – said Grzegorz Owsiak, co-organizer of the event.

He added that at subsequent stations, firefighters learned how to stabilize vehicles, evacuate victims and how to get to the injured who are stuck in cars. There were also emergency medical centers. – Firefighters improved their skills when it comes to device airway management, circulatory resuscitation and traumatic examination, which is all that is needed for proper operation in the first line when approaching the injured person – said Owsiak.

– We train in technical rescue so as to better help victims of traffic accidents on Polish roads – said one of the workshop participants, fireman Adrian Socha.

And he gave an example of one of the tasks, pointing to the truck that was standing right behind him: – The truck is being lifted. We assume that there is an injured person there. We have to release this person in the right way, we use the techniques that the instructors teach us.

47 cars were used

The exercises of firefighters were observed by Mateusz Szmelter from tvnwarszawa.pl. – A fragment of the street near the OSP in Ładzyń has been excluded from use. There were five stations imitating various events involving vehicles. On the first we could see how firefighters practice freeing a person trapped under an excavator, on the next one under a dump truck, then from a car that was stuck on an obstacle, and from a vehicle that was lying on its side or on its roof – described our reporter.

Mateusz Szmelter also reported that the firefighters were divided into groups. They changed every hour. – 47 passenger cars will be used during the whole training. In order to get to the injured in the cars, the bodywork is cut, our reporter said.

The workshop will end on Sunday at 19:00.

Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter, tvnwarszawa.pl

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