Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Del Mar/Torrey Pines


________________________________________________________________ Thanks for the pictures, Don (Don Rock was working Truck 44 and got these pictures) Victim did OK

7 comments:

The Anonymous Fire Buff said...

Cool.

You know, I was wondering, what purpose does the Bauman Bag actually serve? Come to think of it, I've never seen a hoist take place without it...

flyingvan said...

We have three different rescue techniques. If the victim can stand up, we use the 'screamer suit'. If the victim is in a precarious spot or in swift water, we use the quick capture strap. Everyone else gets the 'Bauman Bag'.
The Bauman Bag is a very secure way to package the victim. If ground crews already have them on a scoop or backboard, it'll fit right in the bauman bag. If nothing's been done, the HRM will insert with the scoop and bauman bag. The bridle is sewn in, and is the proper length for the tricky maneuver of getting inside the helicopter. It slides well on the floor of the copter. If the victim gets sick or rudely bleeds all over the place, it's contained and doesn't make a mess in the copter. You can completely cover the victim so if it's a dusty place the rotor wash doesn't affect them. There are internal and external straps to secure the victim; once in, they can't move at all, and since we don't sedate patients like Mercy Air can, it's a good restraining device.
They are hand sewn by a lady---Ms. Bauman, I assume.

The Anonymous Fire Buff said...

Okay, thanks.

The Anonymous Fire Buff said...

Whoa, I saw the Mission Trails conflagration first hand today. Not sure if you were working today, but I thought of you when I saw Copter 1 touching down alongside 52. In all, I saw both SDFD copters as well as a couple of the Sheriff's hueys along with fixed-wing tankers from CalFire, not to mention about a couple dozen pieces of SDFD apparatus, mainly brush rigs.

The Anonymous Fire Buff said...

Just thinking... why do the Copter 2 guys get a real station and you don't? I mean, Station 28's right there...

jim said...

thanks for the pics and description of the bag. Sounds like claustrophobia may be a bigger problem than acrophobia

princess slea said...

hanging from a wire that is hanging from a helicopter....i'm sure i'd be crying or passed out.