University of Extrication

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Physiological Effects of Heat Inside a Locked Vehicle

    The National SAFE KIDS Campaign reports that at even temperatures as mild as 60 degrees F, a closed vehicle can heat up to dangerous levels within minutes.There is a sense of urgency for removal of a person or animal locked in a vehicle. Between 1996...

    Article • September 1st, 2002

  • Vehicle Lockout Incidents

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    Article • September 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

  • Saturn Vehicle Crashes – Part 3

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    Article • August 1st, 2002

  • Saturn Vehicle Crashes – Part 2

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    Article • July 1st, 2002