Tag Archives: UK

RTC Rescue Extrication Techniques on Video

A good friend of this site is Jon Curley from RTC-Rescue.com and the information he posts on his site and YouTube are very informative and useful to rescuers around the globe. RTC Rescue posted several new videos on YouTube. I have posted the videos below, take a look and make sure you stop by Jon's site too!

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Rescue Sheets, It Could Save Your Life!

Working in the automotive industry I’m very proud of all the advancements that the United States has made in terms of making a safer car and protecting the occupants. Many times automotive safety pioneers like Mercedes-Benz are first to implement new costly safety devices in production vehicles. I mean Mercedes-Benz has a car with automatic partial braking that intervenes if driver does not react in face of acute danger of accident. So I was not surprised to find out that a revolutionary extrication tool was implemented across the pond. There is something that an international foundation has started and needs to gain the legs to get it spread around the globe, especially here in the US. The FIA Foundation has developed a standardized A4 "rescue sheet" that includes information on the location of cabin reinforcements, tank, the battery, airbags, gas generators, control units etc. - and indicating adequate cutting points must be used throughout Europe. The best part, the rescue sheets are free! The only catch is that individual vehicle owners, our “customers” if you will, need to print out the sheet and put it on the driver side sun visor.

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Fire & Rescue Magazine (A Free UK Magazine??)

Fire & Rescue is a magazine out of the United Kingdom published by the Hemming Group. The magazine is published quarterly and is available for download and by free subscription with free worldwide delivery! To subscribe, go to HemmingFire.com and feel out your information! Your free subscription also provides unlimited access to FireandRescue.net!

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