Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger Fire fighter Aaron Bjorgum (right) pours some Gatorade into City Manager Jim Estep?s water bottle. ?If we?re really working hard, we mix in Gatorade,? Bjorgum said, who said some days the firemen drink about ?a gallon a piece a day.?
Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger American Medical Response (AMR) paramedic Drew Armitage (standing next to ambulance door) briefed Mayor Paul Joiner, City Manager Jim Estep and Assistant City Manager Anna Jatczak on the relationship between AMR and the Lincoln Fire Department. ?I love working with the fire department in Lincoln, not just because I?m a Lincoln resident,? Armitage said. ?Very often, we are not the first responders to arrive (on scene).
Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger Fire fighter Billy Hartley (far right) speaks with Joiner, Estep and Jatczak about steps taken to extricate a victim from a car wreck. ?Do you feel like a BMW or a Mercedes today,? Hartley joked, asking what type of car the three wanted to apart that day.
Stephanie Dumm/The News Messenger Firefighters (from left) Aaron Bjorgum, Emilio Avalos and Billy Hartley assist Mayor Paul Joiner as he works at ?rolling the dash.? ?In front end collisions, a lot of times the dash curls down onto thepatients legs, and we have to push the dash up from a patient?s legs,? fireman Richard MacCracken explained. ?We make a relief cut by the floor board and then use a ram to push the dash away from the patient.?