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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

Virginia Beach (VA) Firefighters Honored for Complex Mass Casualty Rescue

Drawing on their expert training to rapidly assess the situation, the Virginia Beach (VA) Fire Department’s Engine 17 crew works skillfully as a team to save...

VIDEO: Three Dead After Car Crash, Fire on IL Road

Three people were killed overnight after a car slammed into a tree and caught fire in far north suburban Ingleside.

Firefighters Respond to Three-Car Newburgh (NY) Motor Vehicle Accident

On August 5, 2015, firefighters with the Good-Will Fire Department responded to the scene of a three-car motor vehicle accident in Newburgh, New York.

Tanker Trucks Collide on NJ Turnpike

A tractor-trailer collision on the New Jersey Turnpike in East Brunswick at around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, resulted in a fire and explosions, sent on...

Training Minutes: Vehicle Stabilization and Glass Removal

In this series of Training Minutes videos, Steve White and company break down essential functions during motor vehicle accident response, rescue, and extrica...

Action Training Systems Updates Production Technology

In addition to Action Training Systems' (ATS) high quality production cameras, the ATS film crew has been using GoPro cameras as well as their most recent ad...

One Dead, Several Injured in Knoxville (TN) Crash

Firefighters and other emergency responders responded to a deadly crash Saturday evening in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Training Minutes: Rescue Jack to Remove Pinned Victim

In this new Training Minutes video, Fire Department of New York Firefighter Paul DeBartolomeo and company demonstrate how to use a single rescue jack to remo...

Detroit Firefighters Respond to Semi Accident

On Southbound I-75 in Detroit, the cab of a semi drove through the Jersey barrier onto a grassy incline down onto the road below, losing its fuel tanks and f...

Training Minutes: Street Smart Setup

In this all-new Training Minutes video series, Fishers (IN) Battalion Chief Steve White takes us back to the basics on vehicle extrication.

Indianapolis Firefighters Respond to Fiery Crash

In late June, Indianapolis firefighters responded to the scene of a fiery crash that claimed the life of a female passenger in a semi carrying a load of pape...

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.

VEHICLE RESCUE NEWS

Vuelta crash leaves 1 rider in coma, forces 3 to withdraw

MURCIA, Spain (AP) — Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans was left in an induced coma after suffering a concussion and facial fractures from a crash during an accident-ravaged eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday.

The Latest: Business partner of brothers hopes they survived

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest on the deadly landslide in Sitka, Alaska (all times local).

Texas traffic accident kills father of PGA's Ryan Palmer

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a traffic accident in the Texas Panhandle has killed the 71-year-old father of professional golfer Ryan Palmer.

US seed plan aims to protect land after natural disasters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.

US seed plan aims to protect land after natural disasters

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal authorities announced a plan Monday to produce massive quantities of seeds from native plants that can be quickly planted to help land recover from natural disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.