University of Extrication

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part VI

    One term that is relevant to rescue personnel is "body-in-white", which is essentially this is the structural skeleton of the vehicle with body panels, hood, doors, roof, and trunk added.Topic: Defining the "Body-in-White"

    Article • May 15th, 2006

  • Vehicle Windshields & "Spider Webs"

    SUBJECT: Vehicle Windshields TOPIC: Windshield Crash Damage and "Spider Webs" OBJECTIVE: Responders will be able to assess the condition of the vehicle windshield and determine if the pattern of laminated glass breakage indicates a...

    Article • May 1st, 2006

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part V

    In the past, any one vehicle either has door airbags or seat airbags, not both. This was the system we could count on until now.Roof-mounted airbags are designed to protect an occupant's head in a side collision. The other style of side impact airbags...

    Article • April 17th, 2006

  • Steerng Column: Part 3 - Side-Resting Vehicle Column Evolutions

    Subject: Steering Column Topic: Steering Column: Part 3 – Side-resting Vehicle Column Evolutions Objective: Given the scenario of a driver trapped in a side-resting vehicle, driver’s-side down, the rescue team will...

    Article • March 31st, 2006

  • Steering Column Operations: Part 2 - Rack-and-Pinion Design Features

    Subject: Steering Column Topic: Steering Column: Part 2 - Rack-and-Pinion Steering Column Design Features Objective: Identify by name the design and major components of vehicle steering columns and explain how these features...

    Article • February 28th, 2006

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part IV

    This Crash Course has us taking a look at an old and familiar problem. The moral of the story is that things can fly off of burning vehicles and travel quite a distance.This Crash Course has us taking a look at an old and familiar problem. The moral...

    Article • February 13th, 2006

  • Steering Column Operations: Part 1 - Design Features

    Subject: Steering Column Operations Topic: Steering Column: Part 1 - Standard Steering Column Design Features Objective: Identify by name the design and major components of vehicle steering columns and explain how these...

    Article • January 31st, 2006

  • NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue: Technician-Level Competencies - Part 7

    Subject: NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Skills and Competencies Topic: Advanced Hands-on Training Skill: Vehicle Underride Objective: Create an extrication pathway to allow for removal of a simulated patient from a...

    Article • December 31st, 2005

  • Subaru Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame

    Subject: Subaru Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame Topic: Design and construction of Subaru Ring-Shaped Reinforcement Frame Objective: Develop an action plan for extrication tasks requiring removal of select model Subaru...

    Article • November 30th, 2005

  • Pressurized Vessels on Vehicles - Part 4

    Subject: Pressurized Vessels on Vehicles: Part 4 - Energy-Absorbing Bumper Systems Topic: Catastrophic failure of energy-absorbing bumper systems during vehicle fires Objective: Review real-world incidents of energy-absorbing bumper...

    Article • October 31st, 2005

  • Pressurized Vessels on Vehicles - Part 3 Stored-gas Inflators

    Subject: Pressurized Vessels on Vehicles - Part 3 Topic: Airbag System Stored-Gas Inflators: Catastrophic Failure of Airbag System Stored-Gas Inflators During Vehicle Fires Objective: Review real-world incidents of airbag system...

    Article • October 1st, 2005

  • Pressurized Vessels On Vehicles: Part 2 Pressurized Strut Challenges

    Subject: Pressurized Vessels on Vehicles - Part 2 Topic: Catastrophic Failure of Pressurized Cylinders During Vehicle Fires Objective: Review real-world incidents of firefighter injuries due to failure of energy-absorbing bumper...

    Article • September 1st, 2005

  • Pressurized Vessels On Vehicles: Part 1

    Subject: Pressurized Vessels on Vehicles - Part 1 Topic: Extrication Challenges Objective: Identify the extrication challenges presented by pressurized vessels on vehicles Task: Describe the procedures for safely accomplishing...

    Article • August 1st, 2005

  • Fire Apparatus Rollover Protection

    Subject: Fire Apparatus Rollover Protection Topic: RollTek Rollover Protection System Objective: Identify the components of a RollTek Rollover Protection System available on fire apparatus and describe its basic operation. Task...

    Article • July 1st, 2005

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part III

    Breaking glass is a routine task accomplished at vehicle rescue incidents with people trapped.Breaking glass is a routine task accomplished at vehicle rescue incidents with people trapped. One 'glass breaking' safety tip that should be brought to the...

    Article • June 21st, 2005