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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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Training Bulletin: Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles are becoming more popular every year. Alex Langbell has a training bulletin on hazards firefighters should look for when dealing with incid...

PRODUCTS/SERVICES/MEDIA

Husky® Portable Containment's EASY LIFT HANDLES are designed to make your job easier.

(fireengineering.com)

One key aspect of handling a ventilation-limited fire is a technique called "Door Control."

Spartan Chassis Presents Connectivity Solution Providing Firefighters Enhanced Productivity

Spartan Chassis ("Spartan"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), will showcase its connectivity and Wi-Fi hotspot solution in D...

Pierce Displays Fire Apparatus at FRI

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation [NYSE: OSK] company, is today displaying seven custom firefighting and rescue vehicles at the 2014 Internat...

Nash County (NC) Firefighters Respond to Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Interstate 95

Firefighters responded to a serious accident that involved six vehicles in Nash County, North Carolina.

Pierce and Hurst Jaws of Life to Award Extrication Equipment

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. and Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., are sponsoring the "Power to Protect" sweepstakes at Fire Rescue International (FRI) August ...

Summer Situations

Now that the school buses have stopped their daily routine and the children are on summer break, our odds of having unusual rescue incidents are surely going...

Extrication for the Short-Staffed Crew

Although the call volume and responsibilities today's responders face continue to rise, many of us are facing critically low staffing levels in our departmen...
Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Just after 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014, city of Knoxville (TN) firefighters and Rural/Metro (TN) paramedics were dispatched to a report of an injury crash.

Extrication Training: Jersey Rescue Days Returns This Fall

Roadway Rescue LLC is returning for a series on vehicle extrication training this fall in New Jersey.

One Dead, EMS Workers Injured in Kentucky Ambulance Crash

A person was killed and two EMS workers were injured in a crash involving an ambulance Monday evening in Louisville, Kentucky.

Questioning Spinal Stabilization

What would you do if you had a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident who had potentially injured his arm but yet hadn't actually injured his arm?

Vehicle Extrication Techniques Training Book and App Released by Holmatro

Holmatro introduces a brand new 256-page Vehicle Extrication Techniques training book. Written by our own Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar, the book promotes a s...

Ohio Firefighter Dies After Hepatitis Exposure

A former Dayton (OH) firefighter-paramedic passed away this March after contracting Hepatitis-C while responding to an extrication job years earlier.

BEST PRACTICES OF VEHICLE RESCUE

Extrication Training: Jersey Rescue Days Returns This Fall

Roadway Rescue LLC is returning for a series on vehicle extrication training this fall in New Jersey.

ES Perspective of a Rally Car

Even though a rally car transits on “normal” roadways and is technically a registered street vehicle, it is a highly modified race vehicle with hazards all its own, writes David Dalrymple.

The Single Relief Cut: Saving Time with Dash Displacement

David Dalrymple explores a twist on dash displacement that helps at dash roll and dash lift evolutions.