University of Extrication

  • Dash & Firewall Tie Downs

    SUBJECT: Dash & Firewall Movement TOPIC: Dash & Firewall Tie Downs OBJECTIVE: Given a late-model vehicle, the rescue team member will be able to identify the location of the dash support tie-down straps and explain how they affect dash and firewall rescue...

    Article • November 30th, 2009

  • Extrication Tactics For "Energized" Vehicles

    SUBJECT: Electrical System Shutdown TOPIC: Extrication Tactics for "Energized" Vehicles OBJECTIVE: Given a scenario involving a person trapped in a vehicle that has its battery located inside the passenger compartment, the rescue team will develop a...

    Article • November 4th, 2009

  • Third-Row-Seat Occupant Rescue

    SUBJECT: Second- and Third-row Seating Configurations TOPIC: Third-Row-Seat Occupant Rescue OBJECTIVE: Given a late-model vehicle with an occupant capacity of seven or more passengers to study and the simulation of a collision with people trapped, the...

    Article • September 29th, 2009

  • Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel In Vehicles: Part 5 — New Rescue Techniques

    SUBJECT: Advanced Steel TOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles: Part 5 OBJECTIVE: The rescuer will understand optional techniques to consider when confronted with a person trapped in a crash-damaged vehicle with an advanced steel...

    Article • September 16th, 2009

  • Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel In Vehicles: Part 4 — Power Cutters

    SUBJECT: Advanced Steel TOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles: Part 4 OBJECTIVE: The rescuer will understand and explain the capabilities and limitations of various hydraulic-powered rescue cutter tools TASK: Given the information...

    Article • September 15th, 2009

  • Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel In Vehicles: Part 3 — Cutting Tools

    SUBJECT: Advanced Steel TOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles: Part 3 OBJECTIVE: The rescuer will understand and explain the capabilities and limitations of various manual-, air-, and electric-powered rescue tools. TASK: Given the...

    Article • September 2nd, 2009

  • Extrication Challenges Of Advanced Steel in Vehicles — Part 1

     SUBJECT:Advanced SteelTOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles, Part 1 OBJECTIVE: Review the cutting capabilities of vehicle rescue tools including hand tools, electric cutters, air-powered cutters and hydraulic rescue system...

    Article • July 22nd, 2009

  • Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles: Part 2 - Advanced Steel

    THE SERIES... Part 1: More SteelPart 2: Advanced SteelPart 3: Cutting ToolsPart 4: Power CuttersPart 5: New Rescue Techniques SUBJECT: Advanced Steel TOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles: Part 2 OBJECTIVE: The rescuer will...

    Article • June 1st, 2009

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 7

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads, Part 7 TOPIC: NFPA 1670 Technician-level Joint Fire/Rescue and Tow Truck Training OBJECTIVE: Rescue personnel shall become familiar with the application of commercial heavy wreckers and recovery services to assist at...

    Article • April 1st, 2009

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 6

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 6 TOPIC: Safety When Lifting Heavy Loads OBJECTIVE: Understand necessary safety considerations when lifting heavy loads TASK: Given various scenarios where lifting of a heavy load is required, list...

    Article • February 28th, 2009

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 5

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads, Part 5 TOPIC: Flat-Form Bags OBJECTIVE: Understand the function and application of high-pressure "flat-form" airbags TASK: Understand the unique operational differences between lifting a heavy load with...

    Article • January 31st, 2009

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 4

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 4 TOPIC: High-Pressure Airbags OBJECTIVE: Understand Fundamental Lifting Principles and Practices of High-Pressure Airbags TASK: Given a heavy object, the rescue team shall lift and stabilize the object...

    Article • December 31st, 2008

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 3

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 3 TOPIC: Levers, Fulcrum and Mechanical Advantage OBJECTIVE: Understand Basic Lifting Principles using Levers, Fulcrum, and Mechanical Advantage TASK: Given a heavy object, the rescue team shall lift...

    Article • November 30th, 2008

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill - Part XXIV

    A common mistake that is associated with vehicle crashes is that dual "spider webs" on the windshield indicate airbag deployment, but that is in correct.When approaching a crash-damaged vehicle, the condition of the windshield can actually serve as one...

    News • November 22nd, 2008

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 2

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 2 TOPIC: Cribbing Crush OBJECTIVE: Understand how a wood box crib performs at failure TASK: Given the need to support a lifted or otherwise unstable load, the rescue team shall explain cribbing safety...

    Article • November 1st, 2008