I am looking for extrication instructors who are willing to share some experiance, or just people with general experiance in working on vehicles that have been enhanced with things like polycarbonate windows, armored plates, heavy hinges, pins, kevlar padding and internal fire supression systems. These would be similar to those used by SWAT, FBI and VIP Protection Teams.
We are currently working on new protocals for rescue from these types of vehicles and there is a lack of real experiance out there, mostly due to the fact of expense.
Any information at all is welcomed. Thanks
Shaun C. Shulba
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Thread: "Enhanced" Vehicle Extrication
05-13-2005, 12:25 PM #1
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"Enhanced" Vehicle Extrication
05-16-2005, 11:48 AM #2
This information will be difficult if not impossible to obtain for the very reasons you listed.Presidential security,dignitary security, cars for transportation of sensitive documents are just that,SECURE! The only people that will have intimate knowledge of these are the builders/repairers,and trust me:Post 9/11 they aren't talking.Be expecting "secure"class 8 vehicles in the near future.Polycarb windows:Rotozip or equivalent.Super hinges?Good luck,it depends on your available equipment.Armor plate? Difficult to breech without setting the vehicle on fire.You'll probably need a pretty high security clearance to get to talk to any of the mfgs of these vehicles,much less get any info that is releasable for the purpose of training emergency responders. TT.C.
05-16-2005, 12:29 PM #3
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We have all the information we need from the Manufacturers, as a DOD-subcon we have no problem getting the information on the materials and the construction. I am looking for people with actual experiance in getting into these cans and getting through windows.
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05-17-2005, 12:37 PM #4
Do you have any major racing venues in your area. For alot of the problems you describe, a race vehicle presents the same concerns. Lexan windshields, on board fire suppressions systems, limited access patient removal. All of these problems have been dealt with by motorsports rescue teams.Richard Nester
Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.
"People don't care what you know... until they know that you care." - Scott Bolleter
05-17-2005, 03:03 PM #5
Minus the armor plating,hehe T.C.
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