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Vehicle Stabilization

Thu, 2 Sep 2010|

Dave Dalrymple discusses scene-hazard evaulation and reviews ways of stabilizing a vehicle. Sponsored by Holmatro.



It. Hello fellow rescuers my name's David -- -- wrote -- rescued. We're going to be doing some training clips on vehicle rescued today. But first off just like every other incident we want to make sure that are seen -- say so what we're gonna show you verses but -- assessment. Then we're gonna stabilize the vehicle. Rumor -- us on our seems remember we're looking for the big picture all the way around. We're also looking in close of the vehicles were looking for possible clues for entrapment bulletin for hazards to us we're also looking for potential injuries to our patients. So you can come back put our plan together and make things happen. Okay our stabilization. We're gonna set it up -- of four points -- stabilization underneath the vehicle. We're gonna put two points in front of the rear tires we're gonna put two points behind the front tires. -- is a combination of devices theories. -- rapids there. Emery is a step -- How might just put in a -- -- and started his tire deflation. John's gonna come in and put a step -- -- As well is a -- -- to deflate the front -- Once the tires deflated -- -- will be sitting down a platform be solid and ready to work. For you to who work wise -- there are three -- -- devices that we use today. The first when your -- the most minor step jock now the reason why it's closed up -- obviously because the steps themselves -- stare fashion. To slide and -- the vehicles and catch different points of the vehicle. To make it solid some people also can turn this over and use it as a big way it's not that's good because -- take up a lot of space and now while the other devices we use we also used a rapid -- now rapids there. In its fashion is a little different same type of concept though some would put underneath the vehicle for a point of contact but the differences. Instead of a wedge going -- -- -- -- step -- to take up. Space. This the -- actually travels. And how would be -- how we set up underneath the vehicle which slide underneath the vehicle. The rescue put their work against this. And then they wouldn't rule does cord. And this would slide up as it slides up you'll see it's also walks into the track each time. As it comes up. Wedged itself between the vehicle on the platform. In the ground with the right there itself. Our third example is a -- -- Now how did a quick -- and about what -- things that -- finding is stepped shocks on modern vehicles. Have a tendency to used it further and further out because the vehicle themselves. Have less -- -- ground -- Now -- problem that is stepped -- As you'll -- will stick further out will be trip hazard but also. Trying to use your door or side -- get hung up on its depth chart -- the -- of the -- action comes off. This idea. Being a platform. And then on top of it. A wedge gets inserted either. A four by six wedge or six by six wedge on top of the platform takes up a lot of space quickly. But also facilitates this as an operational much quicker -- -- Basically can drop the platforms on the ground slide -- underneath the vehicle so -- flush with the side of the vehicle itself. -- come back with a wedge and take up the space quickly. And make the -- nice and stable actually -- more solid platform that step shock because of the whip. Of the platform. And the width of the -- itself. Finishing a part -- nation remember we want to put four point -- -- underneath the vehicle. Two points behind the front tires two points in front of the back tires. Once we got the crabbing and place that takes otters are suspension for Reynolds he -- suppliers he played in the tires. Drops the vehicle down to our platform -- rocks out for a to a level nations to work. Who want bringing it to remember though modern cars. Vehicle manufacturers are going towards run flat tires run flat tires aren't going to allow us to. Deflate tires to bring the vehicle down bickering we're gonna have to bring the -- the worse the way up to make that solid platform work off -- Now after -- stabilize the vehicle one -- the important things we need to do today and -- -- with every incidence. Involving motor vehicles -- through the power to the vehicle. The first step for that it's going to be shut off the nation take the key away from the vehicle. And that's important because a lot of vehicles today have proximity -- or proximity keys. That type -- he needs to be out away from the vehicle itself in fact the best practices to put it back here apparatus. Once you've got the key out of that the mix want to make sure we come in and find that global battery. The disconnected. Or cut the battery cables -- -- on what you're departments preferences. Both the negative and the positive eternal. After you've done that we want to make sure we get our patient covered up from protected. -- going on -- removing the blast from and it blasts.

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