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The Glasgow Fire Department uses a variety of basic and advanced equipment to provide for the safety of the citizens of our community.
Couple with this equipment is the training of our firefighters. Some personnel attend EMT courses and are certified, which aids in the response to various calls, involving but not limited to: car wrecks, assisting the elderly, the disabled and structure fire responses. Whether or not a firefighter enrolls in EMT classes, they are trained in 1st responder duties. They are instructed in the proper CPR procedures as well as how to operate an AED (automatic external defibrillator).
Engine 7 and Engine 8 are the two trucks from both stations that are designated to respond to all vehicle accidents. They are the primary trucks assigned to this duty, but may require the aid of another truck.
Here are just a few examples of some of the equipment our firefighters use daily.
This photo shows the medical storage compartment on Engine No. 8.
This photo shows one of the Medical Equipment Cases that firefighters have access to at the scene of a fire or accident.
This photo shows a satchel of neck collars. These are used to support and immobilize a victim's head and neck to prevent further possible injury while being transported. These are often needed in response to vehicle accidents.
This photo shows an A.E.D., or Automated External Defibrillator, which is used to help restart a victim's heart in case of coronary failure.
This photo shows an oxygen supply case, including oxygen tank and masks, that firefighters often use to assist a victim's breathing.
This photo shows one of our firefighters demonstrating CPR on a test mannequin. CPR is one of the most basic life saving skills that anyone can learn.