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  • University of Extrication: Door Collision Beams

    SUBJECT: Opening Jammed Doors TOPIC: Door Collision Beams OBJECTIVE: Response personnel shall explain how to work with the collision beam of a door when required during a jammed-door evolution TASK: Using a door of an acquired vehicle, the...

    Article • September 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Door-Hinge Designs & Styles

    SUBJECT: Door Hinges TOPIC: Door-Hinge Designs & Styles OBJECTIVE: Determine the most appropriate tools and techniques to remove a door from a vehicle TASK: When assigned the task of total door removal, the rescue team shall be able to...

    Article • August 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Total Steering-Column Removal

    SUBJECT: Steering Column, Part 5 TOPIC: Total Steering Column Removal OBJECTIVE : Understand modern vehicle steering wheel and column design  TASK: Given an acquired vehicle and rescue equipment, the rescue team shall develop...

    Article • July 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Small Overlap Frontal Crash Testing

    SUBJECT: Small Overlap Frontal Crash Testing TOPIC: New Procedures for Dash-Rolling or Dash-Jacking Evolution  OBJECTIVE: Understand vehicle structural changes related to the small overlap frontal crash testing TASK: Given images of small...

    Article • June 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Interior Dash-Rolling Evolution

    SUBJECT: Dash and Instrument Panel Movement TOPIC: Interior Dash-Rolling Evolution OBJECTIVE: Understand Procedures Necessary to Accomplish an Interior Dash-Rolling Evolution TASK: Given a late-model vehicle with the simulation of front-seat...

    Article • May 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Mercedes-Benz Responder Safety Initiative

    SUBJECT: Mercedes-Benz Responder Safety Initiative TOPIC: Mercedes-Benz QR Code Program OBJECTIVE: Become familiar with the Mercedes-Benz QR Code program and the Rescue Card information provided through the system TASK: Given a Mercedes-Benz...

    Article • April 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: FMVSS 226 "Ejection Mitigation" Standard

    Responders to vehicle crashes involving 2013 and newer model-year vehicles are likely to begin encountering changes in door window glass as well as side-impact airbags in these newer model vehicles. This is due to a new Federal Motor Vehicle Safety...

    Article • March 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Advanced Steels: Part 8

    In the November 2013 University of Extrication column, we looked at the various shapes and designs that auto manufacturers are using for advanced steels inside the structure of their vehicles. It was mentioned that a very difficult design to cut through...

    Article • February 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Airbag Cutting

    In this University of Extrication column, we focus on the challenges of performing typical extrication tasks when a roof-mounted airbag system is present. Rescue personnel must understand what components of the system can be cut into and what portions...

    Article • January 1st, 2014

  • University of Extrication: Law Enforcement Vehicles

    A vehicle crash scene, especially one involving the extrication of an occupant, can be challenging enough for a rescue crew. One involving an injured police officer (worse yet, trapped inside a patrol vehicle) can become a particularly difficult incident...

    Article • December 1st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Shapes of Advanced Steels in Vehicles

    SUBJECT: Advanced Steels, Part 7 TOPIC: Shapes of Advanced Steels in Vehicles OBJECTIVE : Understand the various design shapes of advanced steels in a vehicle’s structure TASK: The rescue team shall study various shapes, forms and designs of...

    Article • November 1st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Vehicle Underride

    University of Extrication: Vehicle Underride

    Article • October 1st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Front Center Airbag

    General Motors (GM) introduced a new airbag in several of its 2013 model-year vehicles: a front-center airbag. Responders, for the first time, can now encounter a driver’s seat in a GM vehicle that has an airbag on each side. The new front-center airbag...

    Article • September 1st, 2013

  • Electric Plug-In Vehicle Extrication Techniques - Part 4

    SUBJECT: Electric Plug-In Vehicles TOPIC: Extrication Challenges of Electric Plug-In Vehicles OBJECTIVE: Understand any unique procedural changes necessary when accomplishing vehicle rescue tasks on an electric plug-in vehicle. TASK: Given an...

    Article • August 1st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Electric Plug-In Vehicle Extrication Techniques Part 3

    SUBJECT: Electric Plug-In Vehicles TOPIC: Challenges of Floorpan-mounted High-voltage Batteries OBJECTIVE: Understand procedures necessary for dealing with an electric plug-in vehicle with a floorpan-mounted high-voltage battery TASK: Given an...

    Article • July 1st, 2013

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