University of Extrication

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  • 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

  • University of Extrication: Electric Plug-In Vehicles – Part 2

    Part 1 of this series familiarized responders with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV vehicle – a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) equipped with a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. In this University of Extrication column, we will describe a recommended shutdown...

    Article • June 1st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Lockable Hood Feature in New-Model Van

    Ron Moore provides an overview of the hood lock features on the Ford Transit Connect Utility Van.

    Article • April 1st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification

    SUBJECT: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification TOPIC: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2990 Document OBJECTIVE: Understand the requirements of the newly published Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2990 document TASK: The...

    Article • February 1st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification – Part 2

    In Part 2 of our series on hybrid and electric plug-in vehicle identification, we focus on the existing exterior badging that can be found on 2013 model-year vehicles. Not all exterior badging examples shown are from a hybrid or electric vehicle. The...

    Article • January 21st, 2013

  • University of Extrication: Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Identification

    It was a simple email from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The message was short and sweet: “This notification is to inform you that document: J2990_201211 – Hybrid and EV First and Second Responder Recommended Practice has been...

    Article • January 3rd, 2013

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