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Our Hybrid Challenge Continues

The other day we rode to a hybrid auto class in a 1966 Jeep. Basically, it's a death trap that includes no roll-over protection, gas tank under the driver's seat, and lap belts that will keep only your hips from being cut off, rubbed off, or pinned under something during a crash.

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Let The Snow Fly

For the last several weeks we have given away a bunch of great products in the Before The Snow Flies Giveaway. Somehow, Smitty over at Boron Extrication and the FDT crew have managed to juggle what goes to who. We certainly couldn't have made it without the help of Shane at the National Firefighters Endowment. Consider joining the Officers Club.

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More Quick Training

Brother Houghtlen sent over some more Quick Sh!t this afternoon. Check out the others HERE. Do you have any ideas you want to see on the Quick Sh!t page. Is anybody using these one page training documents yet? Send us pictures if you are.

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Glass Management Idea From Across The Pond

We spent a morning with Packexe Smash CEO Andrew Orchard at a scrap yard in Michigan to demo a glass management product. Mr. Orchard is not a firefighter, but seems to get what we do. He put his money where his mouth is by flying in from the UK to show us what his product is all about and to make sure we understood the application.

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Putting Technology In A Dummy

We took a tour of the Humanetics Innovative Solutions factory, which is the only company worldwide making crash test dummies for the auto industry. These dummies contain an unbelievable amount of technology that provides data about how passengers are affected in various collisions.

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Using Technology at Car Wrecks

Some say its to slow, but a little practice, a decent MDT or ipad, and having a general knowledge of vehicles on the road can make you faster and safer on the wreck scene. Michael Smith had an article out yesterday where he talked about avoiding high strength steels when your tools are dated.

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Old School vs. New School Extrication

The extrication world has changed over the years in more ways than one. Vehicle construction, tool technology, and an evolution of techniques has created both challenges and advancements for rescue personnel. As you read this post and watch the video below, reflect on some old school techniques that still work, but also embrace technology in the extrication world.

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