Thinking outside the box can save lives, time and resources when faced with an unexpected problem.
Last week, a hunter in Oregon fell out of a tree and became entangled in his safety harness. He hung upside down 30 feet up in the tree for two days. Eventually, two other hunters heard his calls for help, located him and alerted authorities.
Rescuers from several different agencies responded, but none had the equipment tall enough to reach the man. The responding helicopter also didn’t have proper equipment for a rescue.
However, a paramedic realized local electric utilities train to rescue injured linemen with bucket trucks able to reach that high. The local electric co-op assisted the search and rescue team with the high-angle rescue. The man is recovering in the hospital.
Thinking outside the box can save lives, time and resources. When faced with an unexpected problem:Source: FireRescue1