The very fine folks at Moditech annouced in their latest newsltter that the Crash Recovery System for Android will be availible in April!Read More »
Body Structure: Impact-absorbing body and high-strength cabin
Toyota used the image below to simply explain how an impact absorbing body and a high strength cabin protects occupants.Read More »
Detroit bound from a great West Coast Extrication Trip!
West Coast extrication was a blast! Read about it.....Read More »
2012 Holden Commodore Body Structure (Au)
Here is a quick post for our readers from Australia, The Holden Commodore body structure. The B-pillar (yellow) is Ultra High Strength Steel for cab protection in side impacts.Read More »
So the Chief asks, Can Your Extrication Tools Cut It?
Do you know if your extrication tools can cut it? If your tool doesn't, do you have a Plan B?Read More »
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Body Structure
The body structure of the all-new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback. Nearly 60 percent of the body structure, as well as the four-mount hydro-formed engine cradle, use high-strength steel. Ultra-high-strength steel is strategically integrated in the forward portion of the rockers and the center cross bar.Read More »
Free Rescues Cards For Your Phone, Thanks Opel!
One day after I posted about an app for iPhones and iPads called Extraction Zones I ran across a rescue website that can be used on any Smartphone connected to the internet. Another European automaker, Opel, stepped up to the plate and put an extremely useful rescue tool in the hands of many first responders for free! Opel put Rescue Cards that contain information for some 60 models from 1991 to present on a mobile portal that can be used on any Smartphone which has access to the Internet. This free mobile service is available in 10 European languages and enables rescue crews to access important information instantly.Read More »
Hurst FDIC Display
Hurst….. Well every major extrication tool manufacturer had a great display of tools set up at FDIC. Hurst had a 2011 Ford Fiesta in a plexi-glass box where factory reps cut it to pieces in front of visitors at their booth. There was also a stack of Boron B-pillars that I would have loved to sneak out the back. There was also an outside demo area by Lucas Oil Stadium where conference attendees could put on some PPE and make some cuts on a car. Best part of the outside demo on Friday was Hurst had a bar set up next to the display!Read More »
Thanks for a Great 2010!!!!
What a great year 2010 was! For the first time in a long time the automotive industry started adding jobs here in Detroit! Hopefully, with more people getting back to work the budget cuts in public safety budgets can finally ...Read More »
2007-2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Body Structure
Just remember, most Subarus are going to made of a ton of Boron and other UHSS. The Subaru Impreza WRX STi is no different. Just take a look at all the red colored pieces of the body structure below.Read More »