Date: September 18, 2009

News - Chaney Enterprises, Mechanicsville VFD and Charley’s Crane Service to Co-Host Big Rig Rescue Training

Fire and rescue companies from Southern Maryland will participate in a two-day Big Rig Rescue™ Level 1 training on Saturday, September 26, at the Chaney Enterprises Waldorf Plant on Acton Lane.

Co-hosted by Chaney Enterprises and coordinated by Bret Krabbe of Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department/EMS and Charley’s Crane Service of Landover, this program is a comprehensive knowledge and skills course developed and presented by Billy Leach Jr., co-author of “Big Rig Rescue.” The course is designed to teach personnel the safest and most efficient rescue techniques involving big rig and small car collisions.

The classroom exercises will be held at the Mechanicsville fire station on September 25 at 5 p.m. Topics covered in the training are: Air Bag Lifting Systems; Timber Cribbing and Strut Support Operations; The 5-Step Discipline of Overturns; and Underrides and Fundamentals of Winching.

Beginning 8 a.m., Saturday morning at the Chaney Enterprises Waldorf plant, fire and EMS personnel will engage in five scenarios involving autos collisions with a concrete mixer, an overturned tanker, a bobtail trailer, a school bus and a semi. A final scenario has yet to be determined. At the end of the training, participants will see an air cushion demonstration using multiple 3- to 5-foot airbags to assist in uprighting an overturned semi with a box cargo trailer.

Participating fire/EMS companies include Mechanicsville, Hollywood, La Plata, Prince Frederick, Waldorf, St Leonard, Hughesville and Hyattsville.

For information call 301-932-5665 or visit


Chaney Enterprises, LP, is your One Stop Shop™ for construction materials and supplies. Serving Maryland since 1962, we pride ourselves on outstanding people providing quality products through superior service. At Chaney Enterprises, we strive to provide superior, top-quality products as we employ a combination of land management and environmentally friendly practices unsurpassed in the industry. Chaney Enterprises was granted the 2009 Alliance for Workplace Excellence Award in March, one of 56 companies in the Metropolitan Washington Region to be named as excellent workplaces. The company was noted for its
supportive corporate culture and management practices, family and employee-friendly policies and practices, strong employee health and wellness Initiatives, comprehensive growth and learning opportunities and demonstrating corporate social responsibility and employee volunteerism.


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