USAR Lifting and Moving Heavy Objects Training

On August 18th, the USAR team met at the ConFIRE training facility in Concord. They worked on lifting and moving heavy objects which included a concrete cube, several concrete slabs. They also lifted a 600+ lb tube 12-14 inches straight up. No machinery was used. All lifting and cribbing was done with  pry bars, wooden wedges, 2×4's and 4×4's.

There is a great document describing the process in the Docs area of the ContraCostaSAR.org site. Here is a link to a PDF: RS-1 Module 3-1 Lifting & Moving Heavy Objects

 

Here is a slideshow of the training: