University of Extrication

  • 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

  • NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue: Technician-Level Competencies – Part 6

    Subject: NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Skills and Competencies Topic: Advanced Hands-on Training Skill: Total Roof Removal, Roof-resting Vehicle Objective: Given the scenario of a vehicle resting on its roof with an...

    Article • June 1st, 2005

  • NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue: Technician-level Competencies – Part 5

    Subject: NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Skills and Competencies Topic: Advanced Hands-on Training Skill: Electrical Shutdown, Roof-resting Vehicle Objective: Given the scenario of a vehicle resting on its roof with an...

    Article • May 1st, 2005

  • NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Competencies – Part 4

    SUBJECT: NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Skills and Competencies TOPIC: Advanced Hands-on Training Skill: Trunk Tunneling OBJECTIVE: Given the scenario of a vehicle crushed beneath the trailer of an 18-wheeler tractor...

    Article • March 31st, 2005

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part II

    As a rescue responder, we almost always find that the vehicle we are about to rip apart to free trapped patients is a front wheel-drive.As a rescue responder, we almost always find that the vehicle we are about to rip apart to free trapped patients is a...

    Article • March 10th, 2005

  • NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-Level Competencies – Part 3

    SUBJECT: NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Skills and Competencies TOPIC: Advanced Hands-on Training Skill: Jammed Door Opening on a Side-resting Vehicle OBJECTIVE: Open and remove a simulated...

    Article • February 28th, 2005

  • NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-Level Competencies – Part 2

    SUBJECT: NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Skills and Competencies TOPIC: Advanced Hands-on Training Skill: Floorboard Opening of a Side-resting Vehicle OBJECTIVE: Make an opening in the...

    Article • January 31st, 2005

  • NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-Level Competencies – Part 1

    SUBJECT: NFPA 1670 Vehicle Rescue, Technician-level Skills and Competencies TOPIC: Advanced Hands-on Training Skill: Jacking and Shoring of a Side-Resting Vehicle OBJECTIVE: Accomplish jacking and shoring...

    Article • December 31st, 2004

  • The Toyota Smart Entry & Electronic Key System

    SUBJECT: Toyota Prius 2004+ model Ignition Key System TOPIC: The Smart Entry & Electronic Key OBJECTIVE: Explain the operating features of a Toyota Smart Entry & Electronic Key system and the procedures...

    Article • November 30th, 2004

  • Dash-Support Structure

    Many fire departments and rescue teams are adopting either one of two rescue evolutions when front-seat occupants are trapped during a collision. It seems that the original evolution of “rolling the dash” is still a viable option for freeing a trapped...

    Article • October 31st, 2004

  • Deployable Rollbar Systems

    SUBJECT: Deployable Rollbar Systems TOPIC: Design and Operation of Deployable Rollbar Systems OBJECTIVE: Identify the presence of and understand the operating features for deployable roll-over...

    Article • October 1st, 2004

  • Vehicle Stabilization Weight Loss

    Rescue officers and personnel must be trained to recognize that stabilization of a vehicle is necessary to some degree at every vehicle rescue incident. Departmental guidelines or protocols must support this by specifically listing vehicle stabilization...

    Article • September 1st, 2004

  • Winch Operations – Part 2

    Subject:  Winch Operations at Rescue ScenesTopic:  Things You Ought to Know About Using a Winch at Rescue Scenes

    Article • August 1st, 2004