Take a look at the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport that has a state of-the-art body structure with both ultra-high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium. Discovery Sport also has a comprehensive occupant safety package including driver and passenger airbags, driver knee ...Read More »
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!Read More »
Quick Tip: Removing Laminated Glass in Vehicle Doors
Here is a quick tip from the Merecedes Benz Rescue Guide about removing laminated side glass in vehicle doors. A saw is what first comes to mind to remove laminated glass, and that works well in this case. So pick your hand tool, grab a Extrication Tomahawk or GlasMaster and knock a hole in theRead More »
2013 Annual Extrication Training Events
Firefighters and rescue personnel should consider attending one of the annual extrication seminars and training events around the United States, Canada, and even around the world that offer different methods of instruction and knowledge.Read More »
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!Read More »
Multi-Vehicle Extrication MVA, Is your department ready for this call?
I wish I could say I found this very well photographed extrication scene, but FireGeezer here at FireEMSBlogs.com broke the story last night! How would you handle this scene? By all accounts, the Glenview Fire Department did a great job getting the occupants out!Read More »
The List of Extrication Apps
Is there is an app for that? If you are looking for an extrication app the answer is yes! Check the extrication app post!Read More »
New Book; Vehicle Extrication: Levels I & II: Principles And Practice
Vehicle Extrication: Levels I & II: Principles And Practice provides all the critical knowledge and skills necessary for technical rescue teams to perform in these environments. You can test drive a whole chapter of the book; Chapter 8: Vehicle Stabilization ...Read More »
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!Read More »
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?Read More »