Vehicle extrication is the work of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in an accident. It is necessary when the normal means of getting out of the vehicle are not possible, whether the frame of the vehicle is too damaged or because the person is trapped inside or under the vehicle.
The London Laurel Rescue Squad spends hundreds of hours training each year for these emergency situations. Using hydraulic tools such as spreaders, cutters, rams, and more, we are equipped and trained on advanced, up-to-date techniques.
Search and Rescue (SAR) is the search for persons who are lost or in distress on land or inland waterways. People may go missing for a variety of reasons. Many are involuntary, such as mental illness, getting lost, an accident, death in a location where they cannot be found, or possibly due to abduction.
Having the Daniel Boone National Forest in our county, we conduct SAR operations throughout the network of trails and wilderness. We also conduct operations in urban environments and have trained jointly with the National Guard on large emergency events. We are also always willing to assist other communities that request it. SAR operations can take a lot of manpower and resources, so working together may help bring resolution to the situation quicker.
Technical Rescue includes situations where special training is needed to ensure the safety of everyone involved. These include trench, confined space, collapse, rope, and heavy machinery. Having certified technicians as part of our team ensures that we are ready for even the most difficult emergency situations.