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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Top firefighting news clips gathered from local news affiliates around the country.

Extrication Articles

Vehicle Extrication: Damage Control Extrication: An Approach to Critical Trauma Patients

The fire service is rapidly innovating and adjusting its fire attack methods to respond to 21st-century fires.

Hurst Jaws of Life Announces End-User Preventative Maintenance Course Dates

Hurst Jaws of Life®, in the global manufacturer of rescue tools industry, will hold two End-User Preventative Maintenance courses this year. These classes in...

Holmatro Rescue Experience: The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge

During this years' INTERSCHUTZ exhibition - from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany - we will organize a special edition of our Holmatro Rescue Experience: ...

A Walking Miracle: Women Saved from Car Wreck Reunite with New Jersey Firefighters

Exactly one month to the day that Hackensack (NJ) firefighters rescued two young woman from their mangled SUV, they paid an emotional visit on March 13 to fi...

Hurst Jaws of Life Announces End-User Preventative Maintenance Course Dates

Hurst Jaws of Life®, an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, will hold two End-User Preventative Maintenance courses this year. These classe...

Auto Extrication Video: The Air Chair

In this video, Denver (CO) Captain Randall Wells demonstrates the "Air Chair" evolution for vehicle extrication.

Hurst Jaws of Life Names Patti Plemmons as Customer Service Manager

Hurst Jaws of Life, an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has named Patti Plemmons as Customer Service Manager.

Report Released on Death of Dallas Firefighter in Fall from Overpass

The Texas State Fire Marshal's office recently released a report on the death of Dallas (TX) Firefighter William Scott Tanksley, who died last year after fal...

Boston Firefighters Extricate Victim From Under Train

Boston firefighters removed a person stuck under a Red Line train at Park Street station Saturday afternoon.

Indianapolis Firefighters Extricate Worker from Excavator

An excavator operator was pinned in the cab of his excavator Tuesday after an overhead crane fell off its tracks and landed on the cab.

Humpday Hangout: Extrication

Hosts Bobby Halton and Erich Roden talk to a panel of extrication experts--Aaron Heller, Isaac Frazier, and Dave Dalrymple--about the discipline.

Fire Truck Strikes Tree, Anderson County (KY) Firefighters Injured

A number of Anderson County (KY) firefighters were injured when the apparatus they were traveling in crashed into a tree last night.

One Killed in Columbus (OH) School Bus Accident

One pedestrian was killed and another injured following a crash involving a school bus and a truck in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Firefighters Extricate Driver from Pennsylvania Car Carrier Accident

Firefighters Extricate Driver from Pennsylvania Car Carrier Accident

Chris Haldeman captured photos of firefighters working at the scene of a car carrier rollover accident in Pennsylvania.

Volunteer Firefighter Struck by Vehicle While Helping Motorist in Pennsylvania

A volunteer firefighter was struck early Sunday while trying to assist a motorist on an interstate in Pennsylvania.

VEHICLE RESCUE NEWS

Service held for 2 Coast Guard cadets killed in crash

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Two Coast Guard Academy cadets from the Republic of Georgia who died in a car crash last month had lived the dream of many young people in their country by attending school in the United States, a fellow cadet said Wednesday at a memorial ceremony at the Connecticut school.

LA light rail running after hitting car; driver gravely hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trains were again running by the University of Southern California early Sunday, a day after a light rail train slammed into a car injuring 21 people, including the train operator and the driver, who was in critical condition.

LA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A commuter train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

Pennsylvania, Ontario residents die in I-95 crash in SC

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say two Pennsylvania residents and a family of three from Ontario Canada, including a 7-month-old child, were killed in a fiery weekend crash on Interstate 95 in South Carolina.