#TrainingMondays | Quick Lift With SCBA Cylinder & Airbag

Today’s #TrainingMondays post comes from Mike Heeney with Task Force 1 inc. In this video Mike demonstrates that when seconds matter a high pressure bag can be safely used with air directly from the SCBA cylinder. As always with Air Bags, cribbing is utilized to capture any progress in the event of a lifting bag failure, which is noted in the video.

Be sure to check out Task Force 1 inc.’s newly designed webpage at www.taskforce1.net




image001Mike Heeney

Austin Fire Department

Mike has been with The City of Austin Fire Department for 10 years, Austin runs more than 85,000 calls annually out of 46 stations. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and started his fire career in 1998, going on to work with multiple departments starting on the west coast and finally making a permanent home in Austin, TX. This is a family tradition, as his father spent 30 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department. Michael currently works on a rescue company in central Austin and serves as a rescue specialist on Texas Task Force 1.

About Colt Roy

Editor and Photojournalist for SConFire.com. Currently employed by the Department of Defense as a Firefighter/EMT. Past North Charleston Fire Department and Whitesville Fire Department. Colt is also the owner of 3 House Photography where his work that doesn't go to SConFire.com is published. You can also follow Colt's work at Heliweb Magazine where he serves as the Online Content Editor. Colt uses Canon gear and is currently shooting with 5D Mkiii and 6D cameras along with the 24-105 F4L, 70-200 2.8L IS ii, and 14 2.8L ii Canon lenses along with the Sigma 50 1.4 Art and 150-600 Sport lenses. Colt also uses a 360Fly HD 360 camera to capture events as they unfold.