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Photo of the Week: Ore. tree limb removal becomes training idea

Portland firefighters made a “victim trapped” training opportunity from a large tree branch


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PORTLAND, Ore. — Firefighters at Portland Fire Rescue Station 31 had a large branch of a cherry tree severed and needing removal.

The firefighters took advantage of the opportunity to create a drill with a victim trapped under the branch suffering a puncture wound.

This drill required firefighters to focus on stabilizing the affected limb of the tree and providing patient care.