For me (Smitty) the guy behind Boron Extrication, 2014 turned out to be a great year. In April, I was honored to teach at FDIC for the HOT Extrication classes.Read More »
Winching Guides: Heavy Rescue Germany
Here's a great winching guide from our friends over at Heavy Rescue Germany! If you don't follow their Facebook page, you need too! Below is the English version, there is also a German version available.Read More »
Mitsubishi i-MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle)
MiEV is an acronym for Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle and it is a five-door hatchback electric car and is the electric version of the Mitsubishi i. There is not an Emergency Response Guide (ERG) for the North America version yet because the 2012 model is the first year sold in the United States. The information below is taken from the European market, well the Germany ERG for the 2011 Mitsubishi MiEV. The US version will have some changes, but expect most of the vehicle to remain unchanged.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 »