Vehicle Extrication: The Single Relief Cut: Saving Time with Dash Displacement

By David Dalrymple This article will explore a twist on dash displacement that helps at dash roll and dash lift evolutions. And, it saves time as well as fellow rescuers. Although I am not going to go in depth on the crumple zone cut, this important evolution severs the front crumple vertically in the front rail between the front suspension and firewall. The entire fender evolution is critical for any dash displacement; if it is not done correctly, the dash evolution with either fail or not produce the results you desire. Three of my fellow instructors—Tony Cusimano, Adam Berger, Corey Keepers— work in an urban area of Northeast New Jersey and regularly extricate patients from today’s veh...

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