University of Extrication

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part I

    Pickup trucks are a very popular style of vehicle. Along with their increased presence on the highways is the increased possibility that fire departments will encounter them.Pickup trucks are a very popular style of vehicle in the U.S. Along with...

    Article • July 21st, 2004

  • Winch Operations: Part 1

    SUBJECT: Winch Operations at Rescue Scenes TOPIC: ‘Red Flag’ Moments During Winch Operations OBJECTIVE: Understand conditions and situations during winch operations that indicate unsafe acts and/or...

    Article • July 1st, 2004

  • Dual-Stage Airbag Systems

    SUBJECT: Airbags TOPIC: Dual-Stage Airbags OBJECTIVE: Understand the design and operation of dual-stage or dual-threshold airbag systems. TASK: Explain what a dual-stage or...

    Article • June 1st, 2004

  • Knee Airbag Supplemental Restraint Systems

    SUBJECT: Knee Airbag Supplemental Restraint Systems TOPIC: Knee Airbag 2004 Model Year Update OBJECTIVE: Identify the various designs, locations, and function of knee airbag systems available in vehicles...

    Article • May 1st, 2004

  • University Of Extrication: Lifting Airbag “Life Expectancy”

    SUBJECT: Lifting Airbags TOPIC: Service life of high-pressure lifting airbags OBJECTIVE: Understand the concept of useful service life for high-pressure lifting airbags TASK...

    Article • March 31st, 2004

  • Safe Parking – Part 6: Limited-Access Highways

    Subject:  Safety Procedures When Working In or Near Moving TrafficTopic:  Special-Consideration Highway Locations

    Article • February 29th, 2004

  • Safe Parking – Part 5: Special Safety Equipment

    SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or Near Moving Traffic TOPIC: Highway Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Signaling Equipment OBJECTIVE: Understand the specifications, application...

    Article • January 31st, 2004

  • Safe Parking - Part 4: Personal Survival Skills

    Chapter 6 of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) provides guidelines for the improved safety of personnel when working in or near moving traffic. SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or...

    Article • January 1st, 2004

  • University of Extrication Safe Parking- Part 4: Personal Survival Skills

    SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or Near Moving Traffic TOPIC: Apparatus Exit and Signaling Procedures OBJECTIVE: Emergency responders working in or near moving traffic must train in safe...

    Article • December 31st, 2003

  • University of Extrication Safe Parking - Part 3

    SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or Near Moving Traffic TOPIC: Driver Responsibilities for Apparatus and Vehicle Positioning OBJECTIVE: Understand how apparatus and emergency vehicle...

    Article • November 30th, 2003

  • University of Extrication Safe Parking - Part2

    SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or Near Moving Traffic TOPIC: Highway Terminology for Emergency Responders OBJECTIVE: Identify specific locations of a highway incident scene using the safe...

    Article • October 31st, 2003

  • Safe Parking: Part 1

    SUBJECT: Safety Procedures When Working In or Near Moving Traffic TOPIC: "Struck-By" LODD Statistics and Official Temporary Work Zone Terminology OBJECTIVE: Responders will better understand the nature of...

    Article • October 1st, 2003

  • High-Pressure Injection Injuries

    SUBJECT: Pressurized Rescue Tool Systems TOPIC: High-Pressure Injection Injuries OBJECTIVE: Understand the safety concerns associated specifically with operating equipment utilizing pressurized "fluids...

    Article • September 1st, 2003

  • Opening a Jammed Door

    Subject:  Opening a Jammed DoorTopic:  Opening a Jammed Door by Deactivating the Safety Lock

    Article • August 1st, 2003

  • Rescue Operations Involving The 2003 Honda Element

    SUBJECT: 2003-04 Model Year Vehicles TOPIC: The 2003 Honda Element OBJECTIVE: Identify the unique operating features and designs found on the 2003 Honda Element TASK: Describe how...

    Article • July 1st, 2003