Vehicle Extrication & Rescue


Vehicle Extrication & Rescue

To talk about all things related to vehicle extrication. Not USAR. Not Confined Space. Not SAR. Not BA. Not Swift Water. Not Trench. Vehicle extricaiton only....

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Cribbing: What type and how much

Started by paul michael komandt. Last reply by Frank Mantegari Feb 18, 2016. 13 Replies

How You Stabilising This?

Started by lutan1. Last reply by William Revis Feb 10, 2015. 11 Replies

Hybrid cars and trucks

Started by Eric Hamlett. Last reply by John K. Johnson Sep 3, 2014. 28 Replies

recommendations on extrication tools

Started by Tandy Young. Last reply by Ben Waller Jan 13, 2012. 45 Replies

PowerPoint - Vehicle Extrication & Rescue

Started by Art Sutherland. Last reply by John K. Johnson Nov 30, 2011. 14 Replies

Car Under Truck- What Would You Do?

Started by lutan1. Last reply by Marty D. Ross Sep 10, 2011. 42 Replies

Extrication toolbag?

Started by Lars Ågerstrand. Last reply by Daniel J. Graham May 9, 2011. 10 Replies

Do you use filter masks when cutting glass?

Started by Lars Ågerstrand. Last reply by lutan1 May 5, 2011. 13 Replies

Rescue Jacks

Started by Tom Wallace. Last reply by Ben Waller Apr 24, 2011. 5 Replies

Life Expectency of High Pressure Lifting Airbags

Started by lutan1. Last reply by Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky Apr 5, 2011. 31 Replies

here is another --what would you do

Started by Mark Klaene. Last reply by Ben Waller Apr 3, 2011. 33 Replies

Use the right RescueProtectionset to cover sharp edges

Started by William Bettonviel. Last reply by Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky Mar 30, 2011. 5 Replies

Winching Cars with Live Patients Inside- A CASE STUDY

Started by lutan1. Last reply by William Bettonviel Feb 9, 2011. 28 Replies

Start of my Sunday shift

Started by Asst Chief Tim Cook. Last reply by Asst Chief Tim Cook Dec 23, 2010. 4 Replies

Truck Vs. Car- What Would You Do?

Started by lutan1. Last reply by Michael E. Quaintance Sep 30, 2010. 32 Replies

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Comment by Tony P on June 29, 2010 at 9:02am
Lutan - the lights on that car went out partt way in? Does seem strange they weren't out from the start.

The other thing that intreged me, is how did that guy keep his helmet on when he was leaning over the patient? With his chinstrap dangling? I know that if my chinstrap isn't on firmly my lid just wants to go exploring!
Comment by Oldman on June 29, 2010 at 9:00am
Well at least the BC guys had their PPE on. It's hard to say when, but the battery either ran out of juice, or was disabled.

I'm still trying to figure what the guy was trying to accomplish with the spreaders between the car and the tree. Trying to move the car, or the tree.
Comment by lutan1 on June 29, 2010 at 8:39am

This is the infamous Dayton Ohio Airbag Incident.

If you're not familiar with it, google it, search it- there's loads of learning points....
Comment by lutan1 on June 29, 2010 at 8:19am

Intersting that it appears that there is no battery disconneciton on a vehicle that looks like the front end is fully accesible, yet lods of cutting and metal movement has taken place?????
Comment by Leo Cartwright on June 16, 2010 at 6:33am
Coolidge; you asked this Question: [Do you guys have problems with members who don't want to try new ways "that's not how we use to do it why change']
Over hear we work on the theory of “what is the best practice”
Our Occ Health & Safety rules a lot of what is right for the rescuer, not what he/she rescuer thinks. Some practices have been used for many years but may not be the best practice today. A good example is the dash-roll, you hardly ever see that practice performed these days; rectified by Rams and the Spreader use. Bumming Doors is not a practice we use any longer, as this puts the rescuer at a greater risk of injury and is not classed as a safe practice.
All our practices are Service Orientated; example; you may know how to operate a Chainsaw but without a service qualification/certificate, you will not operate a service Chainsaw until you gain that services or organisations approval or accredited by them. This action not only covers the rescuer but the service provider you are working for. A fallen tree for instance; we can cut it up, trim it and remove it at ground level but no longer can we drop a tree. If dropping a tree is to occur, we have to contact local council/s and have a contractor complete the case.
Comment by lutan1 on June 16, 2010 at 12:57am
Coolidge, this is a massive issue! Not sure how to get around it though...
Comment by Mike "Lapo" Lapotasky on May 26, 2010 at 10:26am

I would have to say that some of the tactics that could be used more often would have to include B-post roll-downs, roof flaps, third door cuts, and trunk entries. Let me know if you need explanations or ideas for practicing and drilling these.

Comment by Tadic Goran on April 30, 2010 at 3:37pm
hi everyone,i'm from serbia and we are have lot of tracfic crash,and much expiriens......i'm profesional firefighter in serbia(europe)
Comment by Kurtis Verellen on March 26, 2010 at 9:15am
Hi everyone, im from a volentter department in ontario canada, looking for tips and methods for different extrication. we have a 17 km stretch of the 401 in our town ship, the 401 is one of canadas buissest highyways
so were out there alot for extrication of cars tractor trailers, and lots of other vehicals.
Comment by snyder on February 10, 2010 at 1:08pm
Ok i can under stand that.

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