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  • Cordless Reciprocating Saws - Part 1

    Understand 18-volt cordless reciprocating saw features & functions.Subject:  Cordless Reciprocating Saws, Part 1Topic:  Features of cordless reciprocating saws

    Article • November 1st, 1999

  • How To Decipher Vehicle Identification Numbers

    Understand How to Determine Vehicle Model Year From VIN 10th Character Code.SUBJECT:  Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)TOPIC:  Determining Vehicle Model Year and Manufacture

    Article • October 1st, 1999

  • Pre-Tensioner Systems: Design & Function

    Subject: Supplemental Restraint Systems Topic: Seatbelt Pre-tensioners Objective: Understand the design and function of seatbelt pre-tensioner systems. Task: While visually inspecting a current model-year vehicle selected from the...

    Article • September 1st, 1999

  • The 1999 Hand Tool Utilization Challenge

    Select five hand tools to complete vehicle rescue tasks.

    Article • August 1st, 1999

  • Vehicle Stabilization - Part 2

    Understand the principle of "tensioned" buttress stabilization.Subject:  Vehicle Stabilization, Part 2Topic:  "Tensioned" Buttress StabilizationObjective:  Understand tensioned buttress vehicle stabilization systemsTask:  Review the operation of two...

    Article • April 1st, 1999

  • Basic Firefighting: Ground Ladders

    The student will demonstrate a basic understanding of ground ladder operations, positioning fire streams with ladders, carrying ground ladders, raising ground ladders, and climbing ground ladders. Session Reference: 2 Topic: Basic...

    Article • February 1st, 1999

  • Volkswagon's New Beetle

    Subject: Volkswagon's New Bettle 1998 Topic: Features of the New Beetle Objective: Understand the Safety Features and Crashworthiness of the New Volkswagon Beetle Task: List the location of all features of the Beetle that influence rescue...

    Article • September 1st, 1998

  • Pickup Truck Crash Testing

    Rescue personnel will relate the results of crash testing of the real world responses to pickup truck crash scenerios.

    Article • July 1st, 1998

  • Pickup Truck Training Opportunities

    Rescue personnel will understand the procedures necessary to preplan and prepare for pickup truck rescue training.

    Article • June 1st, 1998

  • Anatomy of A Hoax

    Understand the risks inherent with unlocking doors of vehicles equipped with side-impact airbags.

    Article • May 1st, 1998

  • BMW Airbags Offer Head Protection

    Understand components and operation of BMW's Head Protection System.

    Article • April 1st, 1998

  • New Safety Features in 1998 Model Vehicles

    Understand the extent of the 'New Technology' features of 1998 model year vehicles.

    Article • March 1st, 1998

  • The Audi A8

    Understand the design, location, and function of the equipment of the Audi A8 sedan vehicle.

    Article • February 1st, 1998

  • Pickup Truck Autopsy - Part 1

    The purpose of this two-part article is to provide you, your rescue personnel and your department Training Officer with an increased awareness of the unique rescue challenges presented by pickup truck vehicles.

    Article • January 1st, 1998

  • The 'Totaled' Vs. 'Totally Destroyed' Vehicle

    To dispel the myth that the physical appearance of a damaged vehicle is a reliable indicator of the dollar value or salvage value of the vehicle.

    Article • June 1st, 1997