Oshawa Fire Service has reached out to DRHBA to ask for help in completing a project that will help improve their training.
Oshawa Fire Services wants to build a permanent trench to facilitate trench rescue training. Trench rescue requires substantial training and certification, as these types of rescues are very dangerous. Oshawa Fire has performed several trench rescues in Oshawa, as well as other municipalities (that do not have the training/certification required to perform the rescues). Typically, the people being rescued in these scenarios are construction workers.
Oshawa Fire would like to have this permanent trench constructed on their property at Harmony and Coldstream (next to Fire Station #5). They are hoping to collaborate with our Association/members to complete this project at no cost. Oshawa Fire Services will host a media event to highlight the trench and those who helped build it, as well as promoting those who helped on their socials.
The trench would need to be 8 feet deep. It was described as a T-shape, with an L coming off the bottom. The top of the T would be 12 feet, the stem 6-8 feet, and the L off the left or right side 6 feet.
To build, they require a set of drawings completed by an engineer, someone to dig the actual trench, and to have the concrete formed and poured.
Any members willing to donate either services or financially are asked to contact Stacey.