On Wed. May 5th, the Oyster Bay and Atlantic Steamer fire companies held a joint vehicle extrication drill in the parkinglot of the Oyster Bay Fire Department. 3 cars were used to practice the art of extrication. Members were able to use the “Jaws of life”, Air bag system (used to raise heavy objects in the event of someone being trapped under an auto), and conventional extrication using simple hand tools. The EMT’s were able to get a first hand look of an operation with actual experience using “fake” victims. The school lasted about two and a half hours. Members were under the direction of OBFD 1st Asst. Chief DeCarolis, OBFD 2nd Asst. Chief Mantegari and ASFC 2nd Asst. Chief Wallas.
May 5, 2010