Rescues

Cold Weather Tips and Tricks

Here in Metro Detroit the temperature outside are well below zero degrees Fahrenheit like many other parts of the United States. Take the time to review the cold weather firefighting links below. Put together a cold weather bag and keep an eye on your brothers!

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Directing Traffic on a MVA Scene!

Here is a little animated story from the Freeway Patrol, Episode 6, The One with the Purple Unicorn. We all have had a "Dr Grandal" on a MVA scene! A driver who thinks they should be allowed to go whatever direction they want!

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Strap Pack Optimally by Heavy Rescue Germany

If you do not follow Heavy Rescue Germany on Facebook than you should! Most of their material is in German, but with a click of a button you can have it translated into any language! The latest post is on ratchet strips and a neat and clean way to keep straps organized. Make sure you watch the video, it does the best job of showing the technique used!

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Rapid Access Tool (RAT); Easy Access to Armored Vehicles?

I found a company on the internet called the Nathan Group that makes the Rapid Access Tool kit. The kit comes in two sizes, Tactical Operator Kit and First Responder Kit. Take a look at their video and tell me want you think. If the vehicles in the video were cribbed how stable would the vehicles remain when the Rapid Access Tool kit is used?

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2011 VW Jetta Body Structure

The all-new 2011 Jetta includes several features designed to enhance driver and passenger safety. The “Intelligent Crash Response System” (ICRS) turns off the fuel pump, activates the hazard lights and unlocks the doors in the case of an airbag deployment. Some make sure you try before you pry. Unfair, I know! Aside from all the fancy safety features, the body structure has Ultra High Strength Steel in the A & B Pillars and the roof rails.

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