University of Extrication

  • Trainer's Guide - Stored Gas Inflators: Locations & Challenges

      Subject: Airbag Stored Gas Inflator Update Topic: Stored Gas Inflators: Locations & Challenges Objective: Understand late-model vehicle use of stored gas inflators for airbag systems and the challenges presented by these inflators

    Article • July 28th, 2011

  • Trainer's Guide - Unframed Tempered Glass

      Tempered glass should be thought of as shrink-wrapped energy. It is a solid glass that just wants to expand into many, many pieces. It wants to get out of its one-piece state and become lots of little pieces. For example, when you break tempered...

    Article • June 28th, 2011

  • University of Extrication: Unframed Tempered Glass

    Tempered glass should be thought of as shrink-wrapped energy. It is a solid glass that just wants to expand into many, many pieces. It wants to get out of its one-piece state and become lots of little pieces. For example, when you break tempered glass...

    Article • June 21st, 2011

  • Cable Median Barriers — Part 2

      SUBJECT: Cable Median Barriers — Part 2 TOPIC: Cable Median Barrier Incident Procedures OBJECTIVE: Responders shall develop procedures for operations at center median incidents when a vehicle is contacting or entangled in tensioned...

    Article • February 26th, 2011

  • Cable Median Barriers – Part 1

      Subject: Cable Median Barriers – Part 1 Topic: Cable Median Barrier Incident Considerations Objective: Responders shall develop procedures for operations at center median incidents when a vehicle is contacting or entangled in tensioned...

    Article • January 24th, 2011

  • Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel In Vehicles: Part 6

      SUBJECT: Advanced Steel TOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Advanced Steel in Vehicles — Part 6 OBJECTIVE: The vehicle rescue instructor/trainer will conduct effective training that simulates the presence of Advanced Steel in an older...

    Article • December 27th, 2010

  • Electric Vehicles: Part 5

    SUBJECT: Electric VehiclesTOPIC: Part 5, Chevrolet VOLT Extrication Procedures OBJECTIVE: Given a crash scenario involving a 2011 Chevrolet VOLT with occupant injury and/or entrapment, the emergency responder will understand and be capable of...

    Article • December 3rd, 2010

  • Electric Vehicles: Part 4

      SUBJECT: Electric Vehicles TOPIC: Part 4 — Chevrolet VOLT Extrication Procedures OBJECTIVE: Given a crash scenario involving a 2011 Chevrolet VOLT with occupant injury and/or entrapment, the emergency responder will understand and be...

    Article • October 27th, 2010

  • Electric Vehicles: Part 3

    SUBJECT: Electric Vehicles TOPIC: Part 3 – 2011 Chevrolet VOLT Battery OBJECTIVE: Given a potential crash scenario involving a 2011 Chevrolet VOLT, the emergency responder will understand recommended safety management procedures. TASK...

    Article • September 29th, 2010

  • Electric Vehicles: Part 2

    SUBJECT: Electric Vehicles TOPIC: Part 2 – 2011 Chevrolet VOLT Battery OBJECTIVE: Given a potential scenario involving a 2011 Chevrolet VOLT, the emergency responder team will understand the components of the vehicle's high-voltage and 12-volt...

    Article • September 1st, 2010

  • Electric Vehicles: Part 1

    SUBJECT: Electric Vehicles TOPIC: Part 1 — 2011 Chevrolet VOLT OBJECTIVE: Given a potential scenario involving a 2011 Chevrolet VOLT, the emergency responder team will be able describe their actions to effectively manage the situation.

    Article • July 30th, 2010

  • Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Vehicles

    SUBJECT: Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Vehicles TOPIC: 110-volt AC Cables OBJECTIVE: Determine whether any colored cables exist inside the passenger compartment of a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle that carry 110-volt AC current. TASK: The rescue team shall...

    Article • July 1st, 2010

  • Total Sidewall Removal

    SUBJECT: Total Sidewall Removal TOPIC: "Blowing Out the B-Pillar" Evolution OBJECTIVE: Remove both doors and B-pillar on one side of a four-door vehicle TASK: Given a simulation of two jammed doors on one side of a four-door vehicle, the entire sidewall...

    Article • May 27th, 2010

  • Door-Hinge Design

    SUBJECT:Door-Hinge DesignTOPIC: Understanding Door-Hinge Design and Effective Door-Removal Techniques OBJECTIVE: Given a vehicle door that is opened and required to be removed from a crash-damaged vehicle, the rescuer will recognize the specific...

    Article • May 5th, 2010

  • Hood Forcible Entry

    SUBJECT:Extrication Skills ScenarioTOPIC: Hood Forcible Entry OBJECTIVE: Given an acquired junk vehicle and tools and equipment carried by the department, the rescuer will develop alternative techniques for forcing entry on a closed and latched vehicle...

    Article • March 31st, 2010