Here is the new weekly column on BoronExtrication! It's called Five for Friday. Five for Friday will recap 5 different extrication news topics and sometimes sprinkle in items like the Fire Critic's 16 Days of Swag!Read More »
What do you know about Chains and Hooks?
What Grade of Chain for Rescue Use? What does your department use? A more important question is what chain should you use?Read More »
Extrication Train the Trainer in the Detroit Area
If you are looking for a train the trainer extrication course in the Detroit area, look no further!Read More »
Detroit bound from a great West Coast Extrication Trip!
West Coast extrication was a blast! Read about it.....Read More »
Looking for a Train the Trainer Extrication Class?
Instructors includes Ron Moore, need I say more?Read More »
Lifting and Moving Operations: An Inch Can Save a Life
Make sure you surf over to Firehouse.com and read a great article about Back-to-basics approach moving heavy objects in rescue scenarios written by Michael R. Donahue, a Firehouse.com Contributor. The article brakes down lifting and moving loads into several great examples that include; Fulcrum & Leaver, Hydraulic Tools, Pneumatic Struts, Pneumatic Air Bags, and Ropes.Read More »
University of Extrication Vehicle Rescue Update for 2011 (Webcast by Ron Moore)
If you missed Ron Moore’s University of Extrication Vehicle Rescue Update for 2011 on Firehouse.com on 4/29/2011 you are in luck! This free webcast training that was sponsored by Amkus Rescue Systems is available on Firehouse.com until 4/28/2012. It’s a known ...Read More »
Responder Safety Visor Card for Emergency Vehicles
One of the FireEMSBlogs.com team that I was lucky enough to get to know a little was Tiger Schmittendorf. I noticed on Facebook tonight that a link was posted from the Emergency Responder Safety Institute that Tiger commented on about. Tiger created the Responder Safety Visor Card. The card shown below provides a vital reminder for setting up temporary traffic control at a glance. Print it out and put it in the map book or in the visor.Read More »
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.Read More »
LAFD Fire Captain Knocked Unconscious Following Blast
Engine 1 of the Los Angeles Fire Department found a 2000 Chevy Impala fully involved on arrival and attacked with a 1-and-a-half-inch line but had problems containing it.Read More »