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Educating Today's Extricators

By DAVID DALRYMPLE Many instructors teach extrication, but how many really educate about vehicle rescue? There is a difference, and this difference can be felt on the street. In years past, we did not face the depth or the number of hazards, concerns, and issues that we do on today's highways. Also, we made do with the tools we had on hand, and the techniques and methodology fared well to the tests of the vehicles of the time. Instruction on the tools, methodology, skills, and the whole mindset was fairly straightforward compared to what instructors are faced with today and, more importantly, what they will be faced with tomorrow. Today's instructor not only must comprehend an ever-dynami...

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