University of Extrication

  • 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

  • Technology Update: 2003-2004 Vehicles – Part 2

    SUBJECT: 2003-2004 Model Vehicles, Part 2 of 2 TOPIC: New Technology Features Update OBJECTIVE: Update responder awareness of new technology features of selected 2003 and 2004 model year vehicles...

    Article • June 1st, 2003

  • Vehicle Rescue Safety - Part II

    Almost 8% of the line-of-duty deaths in 2002 were "struck-by" situations while the responders were working in or near moving traffic. Emergency service personnel working in or near moving traffic are killed every year. For example, five responders died...

    Article • May 30th, 2003

  • Technology Update: 2003-2004 Vehicles – Part 1

    SUBJECT: 2003-2004 Model Vehicles, Part 1 of 2 TOPIC: New Technology Features Update OBJECTIVE: Update responder awareness of new technology features of selected 2003 and 2004 model year vehicles...

    Article • May 1st, 2003

  • On The Job – Georgia: A Most Challenging – And Memorable – Vehicle Extrication

    Jeff Hood, Bryan Hudson and Bill Lowe report on a most unusual “auto-accident-with-persons-pinned” call and review many of the extrication and medical treatment challenges experienced during the incident.

    Article • March 31st, 2003

  • Extrication A-Pillar Stored Gas Inflator Modules

    SUBJECT: Roof Airbag Systems TOPIC: Identifying A-Pillar Stored Gas Inflator Modules OBJECTIVE: Develop procedures for determining the presence of stored gas inflator modules mounted on or near vehicle...

    Article • March 31st, 2003

  • Anchor Point Options For Rolling The Dash

    SUBJECT: Anchor Point Options for Rolling the Dash TOPIC: Techniques for Creating Anchor Points When Rolling a Dash OBJECTIVE: Describe techniques for creating an anchor or push point when using rescue...

    Article • February 28th, 2003

  • Vehicle Rescue Instructor Safety Guidelines - Part 3

    SUBJECT: Safety During Vehicle Rescue Practical Skills Training TOPIC: Implementing Safety Guidelines for Practical Skills Vehicle Rescue Training OBJECTIVE: Develop and implement safety guidelines that...

    Article • January 31st, 2003

  • Vehicle Rescue Instructor Safety Guidelines – Part 2

    SUBJECT: Safety During Vehicle Rescue Practical Skills Training TOPIC: Implementing Safety Guidelines for Practical Skills Vehicle Rescue Training OBJECTIVE: Develop and implement safety guidelines that...

    Article • December 31st, 2002

  • Vehicle Rescue Instructor Safety Guidelines – Part 1

    SUBJECT: Safety During Vehicle Rescue Practical Skills Training TOPIC: Implementing Safety Guidelines for Practical Skills Vehicle Rescue Training OBJECTIVE: Develop and implement safety guidelines that...

    Article • November 30th, 2002

  • Using Seatbelt Pretensioners For Patient Assessment

    SUBJECT: Seatbelt Pretensioners TOPIC: Using Seatbelt Pretensioners for Patient Assessment OBJECTIVE: Explain how a seatbelt pretensioner system can be used at a crash scene to assist EMS personnel with...

    Article • October 31st, 2002

  • Mercedes-Benz Automobile Side & Rear Window Glass

    As a standard feature on selected vehicles within its model lineup, automaker Mercedes-Benz offers an unusual window design.Subject:  Mercedes-Benz Automobile Side & Rear Window GlassTopic:  Entry Procedures for Mercedes-Benz Side and Rear Window Glass

    Article • October 1st, 2002

  • Mercedes-Benz Automobile Side & Rear Window Glass

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    Article • October 1st, 2002

  • Vehicle Lockout Incidents

    This University of Extrication column is a joint effort of Firehouse Magazine and Firehouse.com to present critical information regarding vehicle lockout calls. References are made throughout this column to additional supporting documents that are...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • Broken Glass Containment

    When a tempered glass window is to be broken to gain access to the interior, crews may decide to contain the broken glass.When a tempered glass window is to be broken to gain access to the interior, crews may decide to contain the broken glass. This is...

    Article • September 1st, 2002