Rear Design Features of Vehicles: Part 3

This final part of this three-part series features case studies of real-world crash incidents where openings made at the rear of the damaged vehicle allowed responders to access or extricate their patients.Subject:  Rear Design Features of Vehicles: Part...


This final part of this three-part series features case studies of real-world crash incidents where openings made at the rear of the damaged vehicle allowed responders to access or extricate their patients.

Subject:  Rear Design Features of Vehicles: Part 3

Topic:  Working with Rear Design Features at Crash Scenes

Objective:  Develop strategies for working with the rear design features of vehicles at real-world crash scenes.

Task:  Practice identifying rear design features and develop strategies for opening the rear of a vehicle for patient access or extrication work.

This final part of this three-part series features case studies of real-world crash incidents where openings made at the rear of the damaged vehicle allowed responders to access or extricate their patients. In addition, an example of forcible entry procedures for opening the rear of a late-model Chevy Tahoe vehicle are shown.

Review the images presented and practice identifying the rear design feature present based on the visual clues shown. Develop strategies for handling rear access and extrication situations if you were to encounter them at your next crash scene.

In addition, review the procedures detailed in the forcible entry work done on the Tahoe vehicle. Integrate the lessons learned from this example into your department