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Quick Wheel Chock for Stabilization

Thu, 2 Sep 2010|

Dave Dalrymple discusses a simple chock you can build that lets you quickly stabilize a vehicle during extrication operations and that remains flush with the side of the vehicle. Sponsored by Holmatro.

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Transcript

I rescuers. -- -- -- I'd like to talk to you today about some some do training evolution -- some concepts. That we're gonna talk about over time the first -- we're gonna talk about is. Think about your stabilization of your vehicle on its wheels now I know most times is what we're dealing with a with a -- -- motor vehicle crash. The vehicle is abrupt right. We use scripting either normal craving and wedges or more than likely you're gonna he stepped shocks now you're all familiar -- step -- work. One of the things to think about is vehicles that -- have become much lower to the ground. And when you insert the -- shot into the vehicle a lot of times it's sticking out becomes that your Pasadena not really capturing all that much of that vehicle. One of the places we want -- -- -- today is something that you can build at the fire house call a quick shock. And how do you build this well it's 34 by four critic Cribbs. That are between. Sixteen and twenty inches long. All over top of that we're gonna put a platform. Of plywood -- inch plywood that will screw that screw down -- in place. Put on top of it we're gonna insert -- six by six wedge now that's gonna take up the gap between the platform on the ground. In the bottom of the vehicle. -- you be surprised how quickly you can insert this and make it flush with the saw the vehicle and capture the vehicle much more solidly. Than normal stepped -- evolution. So watch how we do this. Now of the. The -- -- is complete the rescue -- gonna come in and start to do stabilization. With our quick shocks -- as you can see the platform goes down first. The large six by six where it goes over top. And gets tapped him placed next to the rescuers -- -- -- and he's gonna start tire deflation. Fireplaces gotta lock the car on the -- itself and make it positive. -- -- As you can see there the cars dropping down onto the -- itself. -- making a platform for us to work off of who -- Now obviously win. Stable nation -- you need do all four corners so we've done on the front. We're gonna come in and -- the rear quarter now. In front of the back time. Our normal vehicle on its wheels of reason -- -- they will be sticking out. -- a little bit. And on how low the vehicle it. You notice put these devices it's flush against the side of vehicle remain a trip hazard. And yet still making -- be able to sit on a platform and be positive block. Rescuers now we've been -- -- shot next to the quick shot just -- any difference. That's about as far as that step chocolate went under if we're using now as our primary stabilization forces -- it sticks pretty far out. And if we -- the pop the do work it would actually push to step chop away from car. Whereas the quick shot is nice and flush against the side of the vehicle and out of your way. We're gonna see a lot more of this as time goes along because vehicles are getting lower lower in the -- -- rescuers. That went pretty quick if you think about that that might even be a little bit faster than normal stuff trucks and four -- and stabilization. And as you can see. Platform goes in the -- goes in overtime gets tacked capital bit real solid and in fact one of the things if you deflate tires as well. You can -- is -- quick shot first inflate the tires go from corner to corner -- Warner very rapidly. Simple straightforward. On -- apple. I like to thank you for watching training minutes a -- let our sponsor a -- -- well. Be safe out.

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