Vehicle Extrication & Rescue Discussions (75)

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MANUAL spreaders... our "Plan B" - suggestions?

My small volunteer department reciently lost it's old manual port-a-pack spreader (failed during a training exercise).   We have "Jaws" ava…

Started by Bekks

10 Sep 6, 2010
Reply by Bekks

883 Members and Still Growing!

Found the image above at, thought it was an unusual extricaiton to say the least!!!!    …

Started by lutan1

0 Sep 1, 2010

Truck driver finally free after running semi-trailer off bridge

  UPDATE 1.14pm: A TRUCK driver has been freed from his cabin and rushed to hospital after running his semi-trailer off a bridge in Melbo…

Started by lutan1

3 Aug 29, 2010
Reply by Tony P

2 Car MVA, Into House- What Would You Do?

    Found this on a FFN members profile. You're the OIC on the rescue unit- you arrive on scene with a driver trapped in each vehicle.   W…

Started by lutan1

8 Aug 29, 2010
Reply by Asst Chief Tim Cook

Horror Bendigo bus crash: 14 injured

  A SOCIAL afternoon for a group of Bendigo work colleagues ended with four women airlifted to hospital after their bus crashed and rolle…

Started by lutan1

0 Aug 23, 2010

First 10 Minutes- What Do You Do?

  You arrive on scene to be confronted with this (minus the responders in the picture!), with both front driver and passnger trapped- What…

Started by lutan1

0 Aug 20, 2010

what kind of gear

What kind of gear do u wear on extrication calls? A few years back we got extrication coveralls. A few of the guys wear the coveralls all t…

Started by Tyson Ward

18 Jul 29, 2010
Reply by Asst Chief Tim Cook

On the streets (MVA discussion)

Heres a picture from a call that we went on a couple months ago. Call comes out as vehicle vs. tree one trapped uknown further. What would…

Started by Isaac Frazier

4 Jul 29, 2010
Reply by Asst Chief Tim Cook

Cutters, Spreaders and Hydro tools, whats your favorite?

Our District just received a $ 51,000.oo grant, where about 40K will be dedicated to new extracation equipment. We are currently using Hurs…

Started by Mike Lewis

85 Jul 29, 2010
Reply by Asst Chief Tim Cook

Lambo doors

I guess it is the newest "thing" for vehicles, and I have started seeing these more frequently. I'm talking about the "Lamborghini" style d…

Started by Oldman

3 Jul 28, 2010
Reply by Oldman


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