Last night we had a medical drill with the Fire Department. The topic was extrication, but this drill was focused on the medical aspects of auto extrication rather than actual extrication procedures. That meant that we didn’t get to cut up any cars. 🙁
We had a simulated car into tree crash, with Tom Ford, our resident paramedic playing the part of the drunk driver. He purposely wore old clothes so that we could get experience cutting off clothes. His big mistake though was wearing an old down jacket, and when they cut into it, down feathers went everywhere. Tom was pretending to be unconcious but he was having a hard time maintaining the acting once feathers started going up his nose and in his mouth. After a while there were feathers everywhere and it looked like the jeep hit a truck full of chickens, rather than a pretend tree. Some bright individual decided to use a ventilation fan to disperse the feathers, and for a while it looked like it was snowing on Brown St.