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Extrication Articles

Teams Will Show Skills at The 35,000 Euro Extrication Challenge During Interschutz

During this years' INTERSCHUTZ exhibition from 8-13 June 2015 in Hannover, Germany, Holmatro organizes a special edition of the Holmatro Rescue Exp...

Patient Extrication: the "Linear" Approach

Patient extrication should be a fluid process that efficiently and effectively removes an injured patient without causing further injury or harm to him or us...

New Tool Makes Cutting Glass Easier and Safer

A line of new glass knife kits introduced by Junkyard Dog Industries makes it easier for first responders to remove glass in extrications.

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.

VEHICLE RESCUE NEWS

FBI director, Sen. Leahy, give details of Louis Freeh crash

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials say former FBI director Louis Freeh was near death in the wake of a car crash near his vacation home in Vermont last August.

Police: 4th person dead in head-on crash on shortcut road

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a fourth person has died after a speeding car veered into oncoming lanes and crashed head-on into another vehicle on a shortcut between two Las Vegas-area freeways.

High winds cause major pileup, briefly halt flights in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Howling winds wreaked havoc across northern Utah on Tuesday, causing a deadly highway pileup, uprooting trees and briefly halting flights at Salt Lake City's airport as blowing dust and debris clouded the skies.

1923 Model T Ford convertible skids off road, killing couple

MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) — A 1923 Model T Ford convertible skidded off the roadway and flipped over, killing a couple, police said Monday.

Official: Man killed in Lamborghini crash was track employee

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Lamborghini driven by a customer at an exotic-car racing attraction on Walt Disney World property crashed into a guardrail, killing a driving instructor who was in the passenger seat, a spokeswoman said Monday.