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

Maryland Boy Rescued After Fingers Caught in Escalator

Prince George (MD) first responders spent more than two hours trying to free a child's fingers from an escalator at Iverson Mall

Air Bag Avoidance, Part 1: Air Bag Locations

In part 1 of this four-part series, Brock Archer examines the types of air bags responders will encounter and where they are located in vehicles.

Hurst Jaws of Life Introduces Lighter Stronger and Faster Product

Hurst Jaws of Life unveiled this month at FDIC the next generation of eDRAULIC battery-powered rescue tools – eDRAULIC 2.0.

Pull-A-Part Hosting Jaws of Life Certification Training in Knoxville

Tennessee firefighters and EMTs are required to be certified in vehicle extraction practices. According to Rick Herrell, Assistant Chief of the Rural Metro F...

FDIC 2014 Recap: Hurst Jaws of Life's eDRAULIC 2.0 Line

Dispelling Misconceptions About New Vehicle Technology at FDIC 2014

"When the event [vehicle accident] has happened, that's it--it's over, done, finished," Matt Stroud told students at his Monday morning FDIC 2014 w...
Vehicle Extrication: Firefighters Respond to Fatal Long Island (NY) Collision

Firefighters Respond to Fatal Long Island (NY) Collision

The driver of a pickup truck was killed in a collision with a charter bus in Roslyn Heights, New York, early Tuesday morning, April 1.

TheFireStore Announces New Vent Boss Saw

TheFireStore, an online source for firefighting professionals, and Cutters Edge have collaborated to produce the Exclusive Vent Boss Rescue Saw.

Ziamatic Corp. will be holding a contest at this year's FDIC in which firefighters can enter to win a QUIC-BAR with Rings.

ZICO to Give Away Quic-Bar Tools at FDIC 2014

Ziamatic Corp. is pleased to announce the Ziamatic FDIC QUIC-BAR Sweepstakes, taking place at the 2014 Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) in Indi...

EMS Aspects of Extrication

Good vehicle extrication demands rescuers' expertise with an ever-changing set of tools and techniques to adapt to constant updates in vehicle materials and ...

New Jersey Firefighter Extricated from Fire Apparatus Crash

A Readington (NJ) volunteer firefighter was extricated and medevaced after a fire apparatus crash over the weekend.

West Virginia Firefighter Helps Rescue Dad from Vehicle Crash

The Great Cacapon (WV) Volunteer Fire Department responded to a Thursday auto extrication, and the patient on scene happened to be the father of one of the f...

Firefighters Rescue Two from Car Hanging off California Cliff

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue two people trapped in a car hanging over a coastal cliff in southern San Mateo County on Saturday night.

Ocala Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Collision Involving Infant

Ocala (FL) Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Collision Involving Infant

Ocala (FL) firefighters responded to a vehicle collision early Monday afternoon.

ES Perspective of a Rally Car

Even though a rally car transits on “normal” roadways and is technically a registered street vehicle, it is a highly modified race vehicle with hazards all i...


ES Perspective of a Rally Car

Even though a rally car transits on “normal” roadways and is technically a registered street vehicle, it is a highly modified race vehicle with hazards all its own, writes David Dalrymple.

The Single Relief Cut: Saving Time with Dash Displacement

David Dalrymple explores a twist on dash displacement that helps at dash roll and dash lift evolutions.

Glass Management – Rescuers Building Blocks

Today, you can truly manage glass removal well with some of the new products on the market, writes David Dalrymple.