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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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-- -- -- -- -- -- -- I'd like to talk to today about some some do training evolution and some concepts. That we're gonna talk about over time the first -- we're gonna talk about is. Think about -- stabilization of your vehicle on its wheels now I know most times is what we're dealing -- -- -- -- -- motor vehicle crash. The vehicle is -- right. We use scripting either normal craving and wedges or more than likely you're -- he stepped shocks now you're -- -- your -- -- -- work. One of the things to think about is vehicles that I have become much lower to the ground. And when you insert the -- -- into the vehicle a lot of times it's sticking out. Becomes a -- 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 cribs. That are between. Sixteen and twenty inches long. All over top of that we're gonna put a platform of plywood -- inch plywood that -- school that's her -- -- 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 this. The -- surveys complete the rescue -- gonna come in and start to do stabilization. -- 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 in place it next to the rescuers kind of comment is gonna start tire deflation. Fireplaces gotta lock the car on the -- itself and make it positive. Now it. As you can see there the cars dropping down onto the -- itself. Making a platform for us to work off of line. Now -- obviously win. Stable nation where you need do all four corners so we've done on the front. We're gonna come in and do the rear quarter now. In front of the back time. Our normal vehicle on its wheels of reasons step -- they will be sticking out. A little bit depending on how low the vehicle is. You notice put these devices it's flush against the side of vehicle remain a trip hazard and yet still making the -- -- Sit on -- platform and be positive block. Rescuers now we've inserted a step shot next to the quick shot just -- the difference. That's about as far as that step chocolate one under if we're using now as our primary stabilization forces can see it sticks pretty far out. And if we had the pop to do work it would actually push -- step chop away from the 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 and lower from 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 point. Stabilization. And as you can see. Platform goes in the wedge goes in overtime gets tacked tapped -- a little bit real solid and in fact one of the things if -- deflate tires as well. You can insert the quick -- first inflate the tires go from corner -- -- -- Warner very rapidly. Simple straightforward. On Dave -- I like to thank you for watching training -- -- and I like to let our sponsor a macho as well. Be safe out.

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