Basic, Advanced, or Heavy Vehicle Extrication?

By Leigh HollinsIn our business, we hear the terms basic, advanced, and heavy extrication many times during our pursuit of ongoing and specialized training. What exactly does basic, advanced, or heavy extrication mean?Basic extrication involves the normal, routine extrication procedures performed at the scene of a car, light truck, or SUV collision, and would include the displacement or removal of glass, plastic, and metal from around a victim of such a collision. Such displacement might need to take place whether a victim is entrapped or entangled or both.Entrapped indicates that the victim is able to move about or able to be moved about the inside of the vehicle. However, because of the...

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