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    Default Vehicle Extrication Training

    IMMI, headquartered in Westfield, IN, is developing a new rollover protection system, ROLLTEK, for heavy trucks and emergency vehicles. It consists of rollover sensors, seatbelt systems, side airbag protection, and seat pull-down technology.

    My questions are:

    How do EMS/EMT personnel receive training regarding safe vehicle extrication?

    Note: We are familiar with the Rescuer's Guide to Vehicle Safety Systems published by Holmatro.

    What is the best method to communicate information regarding safe removal of victims from vehicles that contain our system?


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    "How do EMS/EMT personnel receive training regarding safe vehicle extrication? " - we share techniques on forums like this, we attend classes at fire related conferences, we come across something at an accident and say "Shoot, what do we do about this".

    "What is the best method to communicate information regarding safe removal of victims from vehicles that contain our system?" - post information here. Put web links to manuals, white papers, etc. Show demonstrations at fire related conferences, send information to fire related trade magazines.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    Hit the phone books and start to contact every department you can find!

    Find every forum like these and start to advertise!

    Start promoting and you'll be amazed how quickly people will come to you looking for info!
    Luke

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    Default Extrication

    Get involved in local extrication competitions. If none are availible in your area, start your own with surrounding depts. TERC (transportation emergency rescue committee) has a great web site. www.terc.org Check it out. Try to get involved with them. Our team started to go to TERC competitions several years ago and I am still amazed of what we have learned from all the other teams from all over the country.

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    Definatly get specs from builders and the usual extricartion gurus, but most importantly reinforce the basics to your crews. By driving home size up, proper tool use and placement, and looking at all parts of the "6 sides" to every scene you give your crews the tools to be able to figure out solutions on their own. Couple that with good access to knowledge about new products and dangers associated with those products than you have a thousand times better crew than just one trained on the "latest and greatest" technologies.
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