Chances of seeing one of these vehicles is rare, responding to an accident scene with one is even rarer. Rolls-Royce only produces a few hundred of this model for the global market each year. However, you know what vehicle will be at your next accident scene so take a quick look.Read More »
QR Code Extrication Rescue Cards
For more on new vehicles, checkout our Vehicle Extrication from inside of the Auto Industry DVD. Earlier this year the Google Glasses made the news about its’ use for firefighters on the scene of an extrication. Many would say that ...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 »