When the Romeoville Fire Department needed a towing company to assist in one of their continued education courses, O’Hare towing was happy to help! The fire department has been hosting this open class for over a decade and fire fighters from all over Northern Illinois attend.
Our role in this course was to demonstrate extrication and recovery techniques using our rotator. As you can see from the pictures below, the fire department set up an exciting demonstration and placed a dump truck on top of a car. While fire departments are equipped to move the dump truck on their own, using a heavy duty towing company drastically reduces the time needed to move the truck.
The rotator showed two different ways to recover the car from underneath the dump truck. The first was to lift the dump truck into the air and winch the car out from underneath it. The second method was to lift the dump truck into the air and use the rotator’s boom to move it to the side and deposit it on the ground.
After the recovery demonstration, our team fielded questions from the fire fighters. They asked questions about the equipment and tools used by the heavy towing division and what can be used to help them.
O’Hare Towing is proud to work alongside Illinois fire departments to keep our communities safe. We’ve been participating in these courses for almost one decade and always enjoy them. Thank you to the Romeoville Fire Department for yet another informative course! We are looking forward to the next one!
The presence of a towing company was requested by a local fire department. The fire department needed the towing company to demonstrate extrication and recovery techniques during one of their courses.
O’Hare Towing Company has been participating in these courses for over eight years and was happy to help once again. The towing company arrived at the fire department and assessed the situation. A dump truck was placed on a vehicle and the tow truck company was to demonstrate how to recover the vehicle.
The heavy towing service team first recovered the vehicle by lifting the dump truck into the air using their rotator. With the dump truck in the air, the towing company was able to winch the car out from underneath it.
The second demonstration from the towing company had them lift the dump truck into the air. Once the dump truck was elevated, the tow truck company moved the dump truck to the side and placed it gently on the ground. This way the first responders would have access to the crushed vehicle without having to move it.