University of Extrication

  • Airbag Supplemental Restraint Systems

    SUBJECT: Airbag Supplemental Restraint Systems TOPIC: Understanding airbag deployment criteria OBJECTIVE: The responder will list and explain the conditions that must be met to deploy airbags in vehicle collisions TASK: Given a scenario of...

    Article • December 31st, 2007

  • Pressurized Struts on Vehicles

    SUBJECT: Pressurized Struts on Vehicles TOPIC: Vehicle Fire Incidents with Pressurized Struts OBJECTIVE: Review of generally accepted protocols for vehicle fire suppression and comparison of department's current vehicle fire protocols...

    Article • November 30th, 2007

  • Volvo XC 90: Dual Roof Airbag System

    SUBJECT: Volvo XC 90 TOPIC: Dual Roof Airbag System OBJECTIVE: Given a scenario involving a Volvo XC 90 vehicle collision, the rescuer will develop department procedures for dealing with the dual roof airbag system on the XC 90. TASK...

    Article • November 1st, 2007

  • Update: Model Year 2007 & 2007½ - Part 2

    SUBJECT: Update: Model Year 2007 & 2007½ — Part 2 TOPIC: Unique features of late-model vehicles 2007 - 2007 1/2 Model Year OBJECTIVE: Understand unique features of specific 2007 and 2007½ model year vehicles mentioned in this update column and...

    Article • October 1st, 2007

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XVII

    It is important for responders to know that spider web on the driver's side cannot be caused by a deploying airbag.Topic: Windshield Spider Webs

    Article • September 26th, 2007

  • Airbag Update 2007/2007½ Model Year

    SUBJECT: Airbag Update 2007 and 2007½ Model Year OBJECTIVE: Understand unique safety considerations involving specific 2007 and 2007½ model year vehicles mentioned in this update column TASK: Given the specific vehicles mentioned to...

    Article • September 1st, 2007

  • Hybrid Vehicle Update 2007 - Part 2

    SUBJECT: Hybrid Vehicle Update 2007 — Part 2 TOPIC: Safety Considerations at Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Vehicle Incidents OBJECTIVE: Understand unique safety considerations involving specific 2007 hybrid vehicles mentioned in this update...

    Article • August 1st, 2007

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XVI

    Unlike frontal airbags though, roof airbags do not have a vent hole to allow the pressurized gas to escape quickly.Topic: Deployed roof airbags and your patient

    Article • July 18th, 2007

  • Hybrid Vehicle Update - Part 1 Color-Coding High-Voltage Cables & Connectors

    SUBJECT: Hybrid Vehicle Update — Part 1 TOPIC: Color-Coding of Hybrid Vehicle High-Voltage Cables and Connectors OBJECTIVE: The responder shall identify the three possible colors of high-voltage electric cables and connectors within the...

    Article • July 1st, 2007

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XV

    During a test burn, the inner plastic cells of the battery, all 26 in this particular case, had melted just like a 12 volt battery will melt down during an engine compartment fire.Topic: Gasoline-Electric Hybrid Vehicle Fire Testing

    Article • May 31st, 2007

  • "Hidden" Frontal Airbags

    SUBJECT: Airbags TOPIC: "Hidden" Frontal Airbags OBJECTIVE: Given late-model vehicles to inspect, the rescuer shall be able to recognize the presence of, the location and the deployment zone of a "hidden" passenger frontal airbag...

    Article • May 1st, 2007

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XIV

    Body structural components in the Caliber form a structural safety-cage for occupant protection in the event of an impact.Dodge has introduced a new vehicle with the 2007 model year; the Dodge Caliber. The Caliber is a five-door hatchback roughly the...

    Article • April 18th, 2007

  • Pedal Pulling

    This article looks at two simple yet effective manual techniques for pedal movement: pedal pull or pedal lift.

    Article • April 1st, 2007

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XIII

    A recent safety trend in the U.S. fire service has been to provide a pattern of diagonal striping across the rear of emergency vehicles to increase visibility of the vehicle when it is working in or near moving traffic.Painted traffic markings are used on...

    Article • March 18th, 2007

  • Protective Eyewear

    Protective Eyewear By RON MOORE SUBJECT: Protective Eyewear TOPIC: Eye protection for rescue personnel OBJECTIVE: Rescue personnel will be able to explain the requirements for eye protection for extrication personnel, identify the...

    Article • February 28th, 2007