School Bus Extrication – Multiple Techniques

Conventional forcible entry on a school bus…

Roll-over pinning scenario lifting.

If you have never cut on a school bus, you get to ride along with Austrian FF Bernd Altinger in the videos below.  FF Altinger was wearing the Fire Cam from during the heavy rescue class at the 2013 BGSU State Fire School.  We had lots of help with tools in this pit from:  TNT Rescue Systems, Milwaukee Tools, Dewalt, Hi-Lift Jack, Paratech, Packexe Smash. Give them a “Like”.  We couldn’t do the class without all the support.

Read the wrap-up from the under-ride pit HERE.


Through The Side Windows and Wall (teaching point on the angle of your tool early in the video)

You will see in the video below how easily the blade pops out of the sawzal when it is forced while trying to cut multiple layers of a school bus wall.  We also learned that our Austrian Brother Bernd Altinger was a new user of the sawzal.  Sounds like he was more familiar with a circular type saw.

One option for steering column displacement on a Type D school bus with hydraulics.  More coming soon in a FireRescue article comparing the challenges of Type C and Type D school bus driver entrapment.

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Through The Roof


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