University of Extrication

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 5

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads, Part 5 TOPIC: Flat-Form Bags OBJECTIVE: Understand the function and application of high-pressure "flat-form" airbags TASK: Understand the unique operational differences between lifting a heavy load with...

    Article • January 31st, 2009

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 4

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 4 TOPIC: High-Pressure Airbags OBJECTIVE: Understand Fundamental Lifting Principles and Practices of High-Pressure Airbags TASK: Given a heavy object, the rescue team shall lift and stabilize the object...

    Article • December 31st, 2008

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 3

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 3 TOPIC: Levers, Fulcrum and Mechanical Advantage OBJECTIVE: Understand Basic Lifting Principles using Levers, Fulcrum, and Mechanical Advantage TASK: Given a heavy object, the rescue team shall lift...

    Article • November 30th, 2008

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill - Part XXIV

    A common mistake that is associated with vehicle crashes is that dual "spider webs" on the windshield indicate airbag deployment, but that is in correct.When approaching a crash-damaged vehicle, the condition of the windshield can actually serve as one...

    News • November 22nd, 2008

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 2

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 2 TOPIC: Cribbing Crush OBJECTIVE: Understand how a wood box crib performs at failure TASK: Given the need to support a lifted or otherwise unstable load, the rescue team shall explain cribbing safety...

    Article • November 1st, 2008

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XXIII

    Crews were tested at two accidents, when the skin of the door peeled away from the body, causing a new challenge for extrication crews.

    Article • October 24th, 2008

  • Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 1

    SUBJECT: Lifting Heavy Loads - Part 1 TOPIC: Cribbing OBJECTIVE: Understand the components and ratings of a wood box crib and best practices when constructing a box crib at a vehicle rescue incident. TASK: Given the need to support a...

    Article • October 1st, 2008

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XXII

    Many first responders are unaware that some car models are equipped with seat-mounted airbags can often be hidden in fold down seats.

    Article • September 15th, 2008

  • Two-Mode Hybrid Vehicles

    SUBJECT: Hybrid Vehicles TOPIC: GMC and Chevrolet 2008 model year two-mode hybrid vehicles OBJECTIVE: Understand the design and operation of a 2008 model year or newer GM two-mode hybrid vehicle such as a Tahoe or Suburban TASK: The fire...

    Article • September 1st, 2008

  • Small Car Rescue Challenges, Part 2

    SUBJECT: Small Car Rescue Challenges, Part 2 TOPIC: 2008 BMW Mini Cooper OBJECTIVE: Given information about the 2008 BMW Mini Cooper vehicle, rescuers will be able to explain the safety features of the vehicle and how they influence medical...

    Article • August 1st, 2008

  • The University of Extrication: Trainer's Tool Box

    To assist you with your training efforts, the Trainers Tool Box is collection of downloadable documents that you may use as you see fit in your extrication training efforts.As vehicle rescue instructor, whether you're teaching at a state fire academy...

    Article • July 27th, 2008

  • Small Car Rescue Challenges - Part 1

    SUBJECT: Small Car Rescue Challenges -- Part 1 Topic: 2008 Smart Fortwo OBJECTIVE: Given information about the 2008 Smart Fortwo vehicle, rescuers will be able to explain the safety features of the vehicle and how they influence medical and...

    Article • July 1st, 2008

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XXI

    The most common obstruction that blocks the airbag ID and causes responders to not realize that the seat their patient is sitting on has an airbag within it is the vehicle's B-pillar.

    Article • June 11th, 2008

  • YES Essentials Stain-Resistant Seat Fabric

    SUBJECT: YES Essentials Stain-resistant Seat Fabric TOPIC: YES Essentials Seat Upholstery Labeling System OBJECTIVE: Given a front-occupant vehicle seat of a 2007 model year or newer Chrysler vehicle, the rescuer shall become familiar with the...

    Article • June 1st, 2008

  • 'Crash Course' Quick Drill Series - Part XX

    Due to door override, the inward movement of the door as it passed over the rocker channel had in fact caught the driver's left foot in a pinching and crushing action.

    Article • May 4th, 2008