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  • Pre-Tensioner Systems: Design & Function

    Subject: Supplemental Restraint Systems Topic: Seatbelt Pre-tensioners Objective: Understand the design and function of seatbelt pre-tensioner systems. Task: While visually inspecting a current model-year vehicle selected from the...

    Article • September 1st, 1999

  • The 1999 Hand Tool Utilization Challenge

    Select five hand tools to complete vehicle rescue tasks.

    Article • August 1st, 1999

  • Vehicle Stabilization - Part 2

    Understand the principle of "tensioned" buttress stabilization.Subject:  Vehicle Stabilization, Part 2Topic:  "Tensioned" Buttress StabilizationObjective:  Understand tensioned buttress vehicle stabilization systemsTask:  Review the operation of two...

    Article • April 1st, 1999

  • Volkswagon's New Beetle

    Subject: Volkswagon's New Bettle 1998 Topic: Features of the New Beetle Objective: Understand the Safety Features and Crashworthiness of the New Volkswagon Beetle Task: List the location of all features of the Beetle that influence rescue...

    Article • September 1st, 1998

  • Pickup Truck Crash Testing

    Rescue personnel will relate the results of crash testing of the real world responses to pickup truck crash scenerios.

    Article • July 1st, 1998

  • Pickup Truck Training Opportunities

    Rescue personnel will understand the procedures necessary to preplan and prepare for pickup truck rescue training.

    Article • June 1st, 1998

  • Anatomy of A Hoax

    Understand the risks inherent with unlocking doors of vehicles equipped with side-impact airbags.

    Article • May 1st, 1998

  • BMW Airbags Offer Head Protection

    Understand components and operation of BMW's Head Protection System.

    Article • April 1st, 1998

  • New Safety Features in 1998 Model Vehicles

    Understand the extent of the 'New Technology' features of 1998 model year vehicles.

    Article • March 1st, 1998

  • The Audi A8

    Understand the design, location, and function of the equipment of the Audi A8 sedan vehicle.

    Article • February 1st, 1998

  • Pickup Truck Autopsy - Part 1

    The purpose of this two-part article is to provide you, your rescue personnel and your department Training Officer with an increased awareness of the unique rescue challenges presented by pickup truck vehicles.

    Article • January 1st, 1998

  • The 'Totaled' Vs. 'Totally Destroyed' Vehicle

    To dispel the myth that the physical appearance of a damaged vehicle is a reliable indicator of the dollar value or salvage value of the vehicle.

    Article • June 1st, 1997

  • Understanding Volvo's Side Impact Protection

    Understand Volvo's Side Impact Protection System.SUBJECT: Side Impact Protection System (SIPS)TOPIC: Volvo (SIPS) TechnologyOBJECTIVE: Understand Volvo's Side Impact Protection SystemTASK:Identify components and function of Volvo SIPS

    Article • May 1st, 1997

  • Volvo Side-Impact Airbag System

    Understand operation of Volvo Side Impact AirbagsSubject:  Airbag Restraint SystemsTopic:  Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) Airbags

    Article • April 1st, 1997

  • University of Extrication: Introduction and Orientation

    The University of Extrication series covers three basic aspects of vehicle rescue training; vehicle "New Technology," extrication tool and equipment review, and practical skills evolutions.Subject:  Univeristy of Extrication (U/E) seriresTopic...

    Article • March 1st, 1997

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