Tag Archives: vehicle extrication

Tunneling In On the Under-Ride

Columbus FF JD Vasbinder talks the crew through the steps of gaining access to a pinned driver in the video below. The teaching points are in the video, so be sure to watch with your crew to learn new or review already known techniques.

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Garbage Trucks – Lifting A Heavy Load

After getting home late Sunday night from the Rippin Rescue in Westminster, SC, I was hurrying to the curb with my bags of trash Monday morning just as the garbage truck rolled up. Two days earlier we were finding ways to extricate a victim pinned by a car that rear-ended the truck.

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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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Escape From Side Presentation

The crash shown in the pictures left this Ford Escape in a side presentation with the drivers side down. It was unstable side to side, however the drivers side front tire was buried in the stone providing a starting point for stabilization.

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