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

Extrication Articles

Extrication Training Video: Tips and Tricks

In this new Training Minutes video, Todd Taylor and company share tips and tricks to save time over the total rescue incident.

Indianapolis Firefighters Rescue Man from Burning Car Trapped Under Power Lines

Indianapolis (IN) firefighters participated in the rescue of a man whose car was trapped under down power lines after a motor vehicle accident Monday.

Mississippi Firefighter in Viral Picture Surprised by Attention

A firefighter who calmed an injured child by showing him a penguin movie on a cellphone said he's overwhelmed that the news story and a picture have made hea...

Holmatro Rescue Experience USA Midwest 2015

The Holmatro Rescue Experience is coming to America's Heartland in 2015: 2 days in Brentwood/Nashville (September 25th & 26th) and 2 days in St. Louis (O...

Regional Response Facilitates Complex Tractor Extrication

A request was transmitted over the Brown County (WI) Radio Communications 800 MHz fire frequency to send assistance for a "tractor overturned on a man a...

Firefighters Respond to Severe Knox County (TN) Crash

Just after noon on Thursday, the Knox County (TN) e911 Center received multiple calls reporting a head-on injury traffic crash on Tazwell Pike in the Gibbs c...

Diablo Introduces Reciprocating Blade for Vehicle Extrication

Diablo Tools, a premier manufacturer of superior cutting tools for construction professionals and remodelers, introduces "The Game Changer," a carb...

Paul Conway Fire Announces Heavy Rescue Hands-On Training Course

Paul Conway Fire recognizes that the job is forever in a state of change and that individuals in the field have a duty to continue to train and to be the bes...

Firefighters Respond to Prolonged North Chicago (IL) Extrication

Firefighters responded Monday afternoon to a motor vehicle accident in the city of North Chicago, Illinois. Fire photographer Tim Olk shared some photos from...

Burton (SC) Firefighter Suffers Medical Emergency During Response

A South Carolina firefighter suffered a medical emergency while at a crash site Sunday afternoon.

Training Minutes: Extrication Scene Management

In this week's Training Minutes video, Steve White discusses the roles of the rescue officer and firefighters during an extrication, and how the team concept...

New Basic Vehicle Extrication Program Available

Basic Vehicle Extrication is a perfect introductory program for the firefighter needing a grounding in the concepts and techniques of extrication.

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.


Patrick Kennedy memoir takes hard look at family, addiction

PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) — A new book by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, youngest son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, openly discusses what he says are the mental illnesses and addictions of himself and his family members, and takes on what he portrays as a veil of secrecy used to hide the problems of America's most famous political family.

'Fun' tour of Seattle turns into nightmare for students

SEATTLE (AP) — A fun day designed to introduce new international college students to Seattle turned into a nightmare when a "duck boat" tour vehicle collided into their charter bus on a busy bridge, killing four students and injuring dozens.

Tour vehicle, charter bus collide on Seattle bridge; 4 dead

SEATTLE (AP) — A "duck boat" tour vehicle and a charter bus carrying foreign college students collided on a busy Seattle bridge Thursday, killing four people and sending dozens to hospitals.

NYC filmmaker who starred with Natalie Portman dies in crash

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York City filmmaker who wrote, directed and starred in a 2005 movie featuring Natalie Portman has died in a car crash.

Crash kills 4 after California driver flees from police

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed after a driver fleeing a traffic stop in central California led police on a high-speed chase that ended in a rollover crash, authorities said.