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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

Nash County (NC) Firefighters Respond to Multi-Vehicle Wreck on Interstate 95

Firefighters responded to a serious accident that involved six vehicles in Nash County, North Carolina.

Pierce and Hurst Jaws of Life to Award Extrication Equipment

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. and Hurst Jaws of Life Inc., are sponsoring the "Power to Protect" sweepstakes at Fire Rescue International (FRI) August ...

Summer Situations

Now that the school buses have stopped their daily routine and the children are on summer break, our odds of having unusual rescue incidents are surely going...

Extrication for the Short-Staffed Crew

Although the call volume and responsibilities today's responders face continue to rise, many of us are facing critically low staffing levels in our departmen...
Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Knoxville (TN) Firefighters Respond to Head-On Injury Crash

Just after 3:00 PM on July 16, 2014, city of Knoxville (TN) firefighters and Rural/Metro (TN) paramedics were dispatched to a report of an injury crash.

Extrication Training: Jersey Rescue Days Returns This Fall

Roadway Rescue LLC is returning for a series on vehicle extrication training this fall in New Jersey.

One Dead, EMS Workers Injured in Kentucky Ambulance Crash

A person was killed and two EMS workers were injured in a crash involving an ambulance Monday evening in Louisville, Kentucky.

Questioning Spinal Stabilization

What would you do if you had a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident who had potentially injured his arm but yet hadn't actually injured his arm?

Vehicle Extrication Techniques Training Book and App Released by Holmatro

Holmatro introduces a brand new 256-page Vehicle Extrication Techniques training book. Written by our own Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar, the book promotes a s...

Ohio Firefighter Dies After Hepatitis Exposure

A former Dayton (OH) firefighter-paramedic passed away this March after contracting Hepatitis-C while responding to an extrication job years earlier.

Complete References for 'Questioning Spinal Stabilization'

A complete list of reference for Rommie Duckworth's June 2014 Fire Engineering article, "Questioning Spinal Stabilization."

EMS Aspects of Extrication

In this course, discover the successes of collaboration between rescue and emergency medical personnel, learn a comprehensive approach to extrication and how...

Emergency Response to Hybrid Bus Incidents

This course will describe the system design, emergency procedures, extrication and firefighting concerns with hybrid buses.

El Paso (TX) Firefighter Injured in Fall at MVA Scene

A veteran El Paso firefighter was injured after falling from an overpass while at a motor vehicle accident scene.

Timber Cribbing Use

In this course, Billy Leach discusses stabilization, how cribbing is used to manage gravity, and some important considerations when using cribbing.

BEST PRACTICES OF VEHICLE RESCUE

Extrication Training: Jersey Rescue Days Returns This Fall

Roadway Rescue LLC is returning for a series on vehicle extrication training this fall in New Jersey.

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.