Tag Archives: Extrication

A Unique Vehicle Fire Call (48-Volt Battery)

Vehicle Fire or Battery Fire? I am by no means a battery or electric vehicle expert. I try to stay knowledgeable enough to handle any run that I’m dispatched to. Early on a shift in November, my department was called out ...

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2023 Kia Sportage PHEV Body Structure

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV Body Structure The 2023 KIA Sportage PHEV Ultra-High Strength Steel (UHSS) is in all the typical locations on a new vehicle. The rockers and several underbody stampings are always reinforced with UHSS to protect the battery ...

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2023 Acura Integra Body Structure

Vehicle Body Structure Extrication

Body Structure Take a look at the 2023 Acura Integra Body Structure. The illustrations below are for general reference only. Some body parts are constructed from multiple layers of different tensile strength steels. Body construction using high-strength steel (HSS) and ...

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2023 Honda Accord Hybrid EV Body Structure

The 2023 Honda Accord Hybrid has a strong body structure and a HV battery pack under the rear seat cushion. Take a look at some highlights from the Honda Emergency Response Guide (ERG).

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2024 Lexus GX Body Structure

The 2024 Lexus GX body-on-frame SUV will be the third-generation Lexus GX and will roll out to global markets toward the end of this year.  It has a beefy body structure, take a look at the images below.  

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Audi Q4 e-tron Body Structure/Battery

Below is a screenshot from the Emergency Response Guide (ERG) from Audi that shows the locations of ultra-high strength steels (UHSS), airbags, and other hazards.

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2023 Hummer Body Structure (SUV)

2023 Hummer General Motors had the Body-in-White (BIW) of the 2023 Hummer SUV and truck displayed at the Great Designs in Steel (GDIS). The rocker panel in this vehicle is huge! It has to be with a double-stack battery pack. ...

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2022 Mazda MX-30 EV Body Structure

Here’s a unique small electric vehicle from Mazda, the MX-30. The Mazda MX-30 EV is currently only available in California. Take a look at a few screenshots from the MX30 Quick Reference Guide. The MX-30 does not have a B-pillar. ...

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2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV Body Structure

2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV The Cadillac Lyriq is a battery electric crossover manufactured and marketed by the Cadillac subdivision of General Motors. As Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle, and the first GM production vehicle using the BEV3 platform, the Lyriq ...

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ISO 17840 Road vehicles – Information for first and second responders

Road vehicles – Information for first and second responders – Part 1: Rescue sheet for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles This document defines the contents and the layout of the rescue sheet providing necessary and useful information about a ...

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