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Basic Cab Extrication

Tue, 13 Sep 2011|

Steve White demonstrates basic extrication techniques for cabs of large-sized trucks like big rigs.


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Welcome the fire engineering training minutes I'm Steve -- the -- -- -- fire department. In this segment we're gonna discuss basic education to the cab of the truck again building on. Our principles that you can't take -- small vehicle approach. To a big truck rescue a simple task is moving the door can be very challenging we look at certain items such as. -- -- The breather. The grip handle. And the stack. Even looking at the door on size up what the latches which cannot be sucked into thinking that that's with the -- This evolution we're going to attack the door from the nadir side. I open the -- You can see that the Nader. Actually latch is at the center of the door frame. So that's -- -- to work needs to Begin when we're doing doing this tactic. As in any other education evolution the vehicle was stabilized for four points of contact we have box -- being on four points at the front and the back. We're gonna start with gaining access through last removal remember when we have a victim it's important make sure they're covered with a rescue blanket. Typically our side glass is tempered. And to be removed with this standard -- punch when -- remove the windshield it is also a standard laminated to peace plan. Usually is kept in place by a two part gasket which will remove. You get the windshield out. There are several different ways that we can remove the laminated glass for the gasket. When this point in the center B. And making that -- loose. Ultimately the goal was it was trying to take it out without having -- a class tool which reduces the amount of small. Pieces of particle -- glass. That are associated with using plastic. As you can see them working outside the cap. Having the victim covered removing of the wind -- was relatively simple. In this step. Working as a team we're going to remove this. Here it's important to remember -- must study the object before we cut it. Dropping the object down under control. And then carrying it away. Is a good -- approach. -- -- -- It was important to remember that we should never place ourselves between the -- In the vehicle. Now we have all the -- -- removed from our means of attacking the door -- the native and one thing I want to point out and let evolution was that we used a combination of tools Howard hydraulics. Sauls -- in fizzles which could all be use on these various components the next step is to attack the -- In the door and get it removed one thing -- we're gonna point out as you can see the use of the latter is pretty critical. For rescuers safety. As an alternative. You could bring in a flatbed wrecker which provides a base of stability. For the rescuers -- operating their tools otherwise we will be working above our waste which is where -- come a point is for attacking cars. But now we're going to be a bit higher. We can also do that with a name for -- -- But by using a flatbed -- -- provided suitable base for our personnel. Our equipment and -- to the final step when you remove the victim because just imagine trying to get a victim had -- that seat. With a great deal -- to overcome. The flatbed wrecker when special cold for. Can address a lot of these challenges for rescuers and -- truck education. Gain access detonator we're gonna try to gain purchase point so we can pick the tips of the -- Between the door. In the -- post. -- Gaining access to Nader can be very challenging. Starting at the top of the door frame. -- tunneling your weight down is usually your best approach. Once Nader's exposed. We can -- continue attempting to spread. -- -- enough room to get the -- and to cut. The door from the name. Okay. Good. A yeah. Yeah. -- the evolution is done you can see how we're it would remove the door. Attacking from the Nader been really is very challenging. Good alternative option would be to go from the inside. So rescue being the size of alternatives you've got to be able -- take. From this evolution with the actual impact or the accident we'll give you. Use of the flatbed -- again proved its worth and providing safe base for rescuers to keep your tools at their waste. Not bring -- above their -- Having a good platform for -- control. And and we had a victim cable package and removed until the platform to the edge to -- personnel. To take to transport the possible. That concludes this segment for training minutes we'd like to thank -- -- for sponsoring the second.

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