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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 TV

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

Extrication Articles

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.

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...

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VEHICLE RESCUE NEWS

Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain

PARIS (AP) — French military investigators say loose papers left in an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish airbase could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral.

Car crash kills 2, closes lanes on major Phoenix highway

PHOENIX (AP) — A rollover crash on Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix has killed two and injured seven.

Greek bailout moves ahead after Germany gives its backing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's proposed bailout cleared further key hurdles Friday after German lawmakers overwhelmingly gave their backing to another financial rescue and the European Union said it would release a short-term loan to ensure Athens avoids a debt default.

Forest Service using old Coast Guard planes to fight fire

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is taking possession of U.S. Coast Guard planes that are being converted to drop retardant on wildfires.