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Welcome to your primary Web resource for all things extrication, covering everything from vehicle extrication tools and tactics to new vehicle technology, hybrids, and alternative fuel vehicles. Here you'll find news on vehicle incidents and rescues as well as extrication articles from Fire Engineering's extensive archives. There's also vehicle extrication photos, videos, and Webcasts, and a new monthly extrication column by Jason Emery that profiles new cars on the market, highlighting vehicle features and potential hazards for rescuers.

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Extrication Articles

Chattanooga (TN) Firefighters Respond to Pickup Under 18-Wheeler

Chattanooga (TN) firefighters were dispatched to an accident around 10:00 Tuesday morning at the intersection of Amnicola Highway and Creekside

Buffalo (NY) Firefighters Respond to Train vs. Tractor-Trailer Collision

On June 23. 2015 at approximately 10 a.m., Buffalo (NY) firefighters responded with a full first-alarm assignment to a reported collision between a train and...

Lake Fire Burns 7,500 Acres in San Bernardino Mountains

A rapidly growing wildfire in the San Bernardino Mountains south of Big Bear Lake burned nearly 12 square miles and prompted mandatory evacuations ...

What Would You Do? Car Accident, Wires Down

This firefighter training simulation from Skip Coleman involves a multi-car accident that causes a power line to fall on top of another vehicle.

Glenview (IL) Firefighters Extricate Elderly Couple from MVA

Glenview (IL) firefighters recently responded to a motor vehicle accident in which an elderly couple was pinned inside their vehicle, which had rolled over o...

Extrication Photos: Knox County (TN) Crews Rescue Woman Pinned in Car by Tree Branch

Knox County (TN) Firefighters Respond to Patient Pinned in Vehicle by Tree Branch

Rural Metro (TN) firefighters and Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad members responded to an incident in which a woman was trappe...

Volunteer Texas Firefighter Responds to Call, Saves Own Family

A Texas volunteer firefighter responded to a head-on collision, only to discover his wife and son had been in the mangled car.

Hurst Jaws of Life Introduces StrongArm

Hurst Jaws of Life, Inc., an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has introduced StrongArm™, a versatile, multipurpose tool that fills a cri...

Managing Your Strengths

Learn how to put your best organizational effort, innovation, and creativity into your collective strengths and manage around your weaknesses.    

Photos: Detroit Vehicle Extrication

Detroit Firefighters Respond to Double Vehicle Rollover

Firefighters Respond to Riga (NY) Vehicle Crash

The Churchville (NY) Fire and Ambulance Services were dispatched for a single-car accident that took place after midnight in Riga, New York.

Training Minutes: Stabilization for Vehicle Extrication and Rescue

Check out some Training Minutes videos on vehicle extrication and rescue fundamentals. The videos in this series deal primarily with vehicle stabilization an...

Tennessee Firefighter Dies After Being Struck by Tree

A 41-year-old Tennessee firefighter died from injuries he sustained after being struck by a tree at an emergency scene.


Another 1700s Massachusetts home hit by vehicle

HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — For the second time in two days, an 18th century Massachusetts home has been heavily damaged in a car crash.

I-75 reopens after 6 killed in wreck outside Chattanooga

Police in southeastern Tennessee say Interstate 75 has reopened about 12 hours after six people were killed in a nine-vehicle wreck.

3 farm workers killed, 5 hurt in van crash in California

DOS PALOS, Calif. (AP) — Three people were killed and five others hospitalized Saturday after a van carrying farm workers overturned on a central California highway, authorities said.

Bus crash in Portugal kills 3 Dutch tourists, injures 31

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A bus carrying Dutch tourists crashed in southern Portugal, killing three tourists and injuring 30 others and the Portuguese bus driver, officials said.

Sheriff dies in crash during highway chase in rural Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff died after crashing his patrol truck on a rural highway while helping chase a suspect who had fired gunshots at other law enforcement officers, authorities said Tuesday.