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  1. 9-16-20 Castaic Tow Truck Rear Ends Semi Truck Killing The Driver 9-16-20 | 12:08 a.m. North I-5 South Of Parker Rd LACoFD & CHP Newhall responded to reports of a vehicle vs Semi Truck. Officers arrived to find a flat bed tow truck under the trailer of a semi truck. The cab of the tow truck was detached entirely from the frame and is resting on the freeway. The frame of the tow truck is under the shipping container completely supporting its weight. The 2 axles from the semi trailer were ripped off and found further up the freeway. The driver of the tow truck was declared deceased at the scene by LACoFD The Coroner is enrt from their office Currently all traffic is being diverted off at Hasley Canyon. The driver of the semi is on scene cooperating with authorities. CHP was working with Caltrans to open up the number 1 lane. One Killed In Castaic Crash After Colliding With Big Rig One person was killed in a Castaic crash early Wednesday morning after a tow truck collided with a big rig, officials said. The crash was reported at about 12:01 a.m. Wednesday near the northbound 5 Freeway at Parker Road, according to Officer Josh Greengard, spokesperson for the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Newhall Area Office. A Castaic Tow flatbed was traveling on the I-5 in the No. 3 lane behind a tractor-trailer, according to the CHP report. “For an unknown reason, the tow truck collided with the rear of the tractor-trailer,” the CHP report reads. A 63-year-old Ventura man was killed in the crash, with the identity of the victim not being released pending the notification of next of kin, according to investigators. As a result of the fatal crash, all lanes of the northbound 5 Freeway were temporarily closed with traffic diverted to Hasley Canyon Road, according to the CHP. Just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, the SigAlert was canceled, with all lanes open, according to the CHP. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be a factor in the crash, the report said. The cause of the crash is under investigation as of Wednesday morning. RESOURCE LINK
  2. What you need to know about Fentanyl 1. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin or morphine. It is a schedule II prescription drug typically used to treat patients with severe pain or to manage pain after surgery. 2. It is relatively cheap to produce, increasing its presence in illicit street drugs. Dealers use it to improve their bottom line. Often cutting it into heroin and other street drugs. . 3. Naloxone (Narcan) will work in case of overdose, but extra doses may be needed. Because fentanyl is far more powerful than other opioids, the standard 1-2 doses of naloxone may not be enough.
  3. Follow up: While there are clear and present concerns about Fentanyl exposure there are site that suggest there are Myths and Misinformation About Law Enforcement and Fentanyl Exposure While it may not be clear and present the level of exposure which causes an actual overdose to that which causes the person exposed to go into a panic mode resulting in a drug like reaction. It is clear that precautions should be taken irregardless to the situation. https://harmreduction.org/blog/fentanyl-exposure/
  4. Preventing Emergency Responders’ Exposures to Illicit Drugs With the increased level of Heroin on the streets these days, much of it is laced with Fentanyl. This increases the risk to those responding to an overdose or under the influence. Take note of this and pass it on if you have not already. While is is nothing new, the awareness has become heightened as the number of incidents involving responders has increased. Even Tow Truck Operators are at Risk and should always wear gloves when entering a vehicle to be towed. The simple act of reaching in to turn the vehicle off can cause exposure as often air is blowing out the vents which could pose as a hazard. Here is a Topic created with further information. "Use Caution Be Safe" Preventing Emergency Responders’ Exposures to Illicit Drugs https://www.towforce.net/topic/10984-preventing-emergency-responders’-exposures-to-illicit-drugs/
  5. Illicit Drugs, Including Fentanyl Responders are likely to come into contact with a mixture of illicit drugs during routine job duties. These mixtures of illicit drugs can include cocaine, methamphetamines, cannabinoids, cathinones, and opioids such as fentanyl and heroin for example. Exposure* to illicit drugs can be harmful. Although the components of illicit drug mixtures might not be known at the time, emergency responders can use the following information to learn about safe operating procedures, and proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding to incidents that may involve illicit drugs. Key Recommendations NIOSH offers the following recommendations to help prevent emergency responders’ exposures to illicit drugs, including fentanyl: Always wear nitrile gloves when illicit drugs may be present and change them properly when they become contaminated. Wear respiratory protection if powdered illicit drugs are visible or suspected. Avoid performing tasks or operations that may cause illicit drugs to become airborne. Do not touch the eyes, nose, or mouth after touching any surface that may be contaminated, even if wearing gloves. Wash hands with soap and water after working in an area that may be contaminated, even if gloves were worn. Do not use hand sanitizer or bleach. Take training on and follow NIOSH’s recommended Standard Safe Operation Procedures below. NIOSH has developed a tool-kit for first responders to help with training on this topic. More Information is available in this article on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/fentanyl/risk.html
  6. Rezk loads a beautiful Ferrari 458 from a garage onto a flatbed. Being a supercar, the 458 sits quite low to the ground. Using the Ferrari's built-in hydraulics system and our tow ramps, Rezk was able to winch the Ferrari onto his flatbed carefully and take it to its destination.
  7. Noticing and increase of those watching the forums from Asian Countries, also Germany and Russia even France. If you are an International Tower other than Canada, Great Britain and Australia please take a moment to register as a member. If you are already a member reply and be recognized. Thank you Remarquer et l'augmentation de ces regarder les forums des Pays asiatiques, aussi Allemagne et Russie même France. Si vous êtes une Tour Internationale autrement que Canada, la grande bretagne et Australie prennent s'il vous plaît un moment pour enregistrer comme un membre. Si vous êtes déjà la réponse de membre et êtes reconnu. Merci Bemerken und Zunahme von den Zuschauen die Foren von asiatischen Ländern, auch Deutschland und Russland sogar Frankreich. Wenn Sie ein Internationaler Turm sind, anders als Kanada, Großbritannien und Australien nehmen bitte einen Moment, als ein Mitglied zu registrieren. Wenn Sie schon eine Mitgliedantwort sind, und wird erkannt. Vielen Dank Замечая и увеличение тех, которые наблюдают форумы от азиатских Стран, также Германия и Россия даже Франция. Если Вы - Международная Башня кроме Канады, Великобритании и Австралии, пожалуйста займите одну минуту, чтобы регистрироваться как член. Если Вы - уже ответ члена и быть признан. Спасибо 気付くこととアジアの国々からのフォーラムを見ている人、ドイツ、及びロシアも上昇がフランスを同等にします。 もしあなたがすでにメンバーならば 答えて、認められる。 ありがとう 引起注意以及那些的增长也看来自亚洲国家的论坛德国和俄罗斯即使法国。 如果你是除了加拿大,英国和澳大利亚的一座国际塔请花一会儿工夫作为一名成员登记。如果你已是成员回复和被认出。谢谢 - - - - - - - - - -
  8. How many are having Tow Show & Event Withdrawals? Las Vegas - Ohio - Tennessee - Maryland are only a few... Did you have plans to attend a towing event that was canceled? Are you looking forward to a tow show or event in 2021?
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