Few people have the stomach for crawling into pipes as small as 18 inches for the sake of saving another person's life. Fortunately for the citizens of Marietta, the members of MFD's confined space rescue team have what it takes to do just that. A confined space is any enclosed space with limited egress and may have internal conditions that are immediately dangerous to life and health. Marietta Squad 55 carries the trained personnel and the appropriate equipment should a person become trapped in that type of environment.
In order to be prepared to carry out a confined space rescue, our team members participate in frequent training and drills.
A confined space rescuer must be capable of entering very small areas. Some rescues may involve hundreds of feet of underground piping.
Rescue workers set up a tripod that will allow them an advantage of a pulley system when they pull a victim up out of a space.
Marietta squad members take great caution when setting up rescue operations. If a rescuer rushes into a dangerous situation, he or she can easily become another victim.
Ropes provide stability for a rescuer, and give the other team members a means of retrieving both the rescuer and the victim.