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    Default Cribbing Information

    Here's a recommended rescue truck inventory for stabilization;

    _100_ 2x4x18 wood cribbing

    __60_ 4x4x18 wood cribbing

    __60_ 4x4x18 wood wedge cribbing

    __10_ 4x4x48 wood cribbing

    __8__ pairs of wood or plastic stepchocks

    NOTE: Rescue equipment inventory must include plentiful supply of wood blocking in standardized dimensions. Plastic cribbing is only acceptable as pre-formed stepchocks. Individual plastic cribbing blocks are NOT permitted and will not be used.

    __1__ complete buttress stabilization systems

    The web site that I recommend for cribbing information is http://www.sover.net/~branch/Safety.html. There is excellent technical information there and throughout this site.
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    Not sure if this is a question or a comment, but I need to ask what are the 4 foot 4x4's for? In my travels with my little blue tool over the past 10 years we have found that the 4 foot 4x4 is too long to be short and too short to be long. It is not quite enough for a side resting vehicle and way too long for the proper angle for a roof resting vehicle. However if you take the same 8 footer that you started out with and cut it at the 3 foot mark you now have 2 very usable pieces. 3 footers are perfect for a good upside down stab job and the 5 footers get you where you need to be for the side resters.
    Just some thoughts ....
    Zmag

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    100 - 2" x 4" x 18"??? That seems to be a lot of "building material" to be carrying around for stabalization.....
    Richard Nester
    Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.

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    Default what do you carry all of this on

    not sure we have room for all of that we have a mixture of some of the items listed above but that is alot to be carrying.
    michael umphrey
    captain higgins twp fire/rescue/ems
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