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Vehicle Extrication: Glass Management - Rescuers Building Blocks

By David Dalrymple At all the extrication programs you attend, you are taught to remove glass as needed and in a controlled manner as practical and possible. However, how many times do you attend the practical session and WHAM…SMASH goes the side and rear glass because it’s impressive to visually observe. Is that really what you should be doing? Displacing the vehicle glazing materials is usually referred to as “glass management” because you want to remove the glass in an orderly, managed process. Today, you can truly manage glass removal well with some of the new products on the market. The two types of glass to which we have become accustomed are laminated and tempered safety glass; the...

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