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Thu, 2 Sep 2010|

Dave Dalrymple looks at some of the hazards you may encounter when performing extrication on new vehicles. Sponsored by Holmatro.



It. Rescuers let's talk about you vehicles. -- -- was always a object or subject that we talked quite a bit about -- systems different -- -- powers such like that. Let's kind of break that -- this BMW let's break it down -- the reports. Let's take a look at the engine department here we're gonna take a look at the interior. Some structural pieces and then we're gonna the last look we'll take a look at the -- here. Now why the magical part law. Think about it -- focus of a lot fast that we need to do whether it be quiet or extricate. Want things that we need to identify it -- -- -- Think that what else we look at this engine department national battered up. It's not hidden. Underneath any of the plastic up front here the sizzle -- So the batteries somewhere else. -- trying to find -- -- as -- go through me. The other. -- that's readily visible. Mean these districts. Now most of you think I've seen estimates for a long time but it's been hatchback -- -- -- vehicle. You've been around for -- well in his apartment fire. This district is gonna cook off levees. Authorities still run down here and the people basically punched the hood -- -- -- and we. Now back to -- an -- or electronic house. One of the things -- else you can look up here as wells were kind of visually scanning engine department is hot is it a hybrid vehicle. Is there an orange cable are frightened people present. This vehicle that's not it's this BMW its conventional. HIV. We look to the engine compartment we didn't find the battery. Now one of the statistics to remember approximately 3% of the evils the battery is located elsewhere in the end work this is what the vehicles that is -- Now if you look on the passenger side and rear quarter that's with a battery lives now you need to -- It is you'll notice that on top of the battery is it -- -- That -- blocks is actually explosive disconnect positive problem in the advent of -- airbag goes off. That positive -- -- explosively distance. But don't think that the matter is partially disconnect them all it does disconnect from starter -- There's another positive -- to the battery to power things like the airbags the powers cellphones actually -- you're still -- -- -- -- The other part of the positive it -- this vehicle. If you notice it's pretty tight quarters plus -- had to move out a fairly large piece of -- to get the battery. That's not unique anyway -- a lot of vehicles there are battling to get. Mausoleum this is yes that's sitting here. Holding them the truck. As well so here's another place that -- watched as well. Let's talk about some of the structural issues that -- course. Now we all know -- differently enforcement's socially you've heard terms like -- ages LA. Different happens actually. Which need to remember is there's ultra hard. Materials. Everywhere and vehicle structure. The -- or crash means to actual crash. Reinforcements and they're -- posts and such like that not just cutting show you what. Other ways to effect how look at the board -- BMW. If you look down here we're used to -- -- here. And it inning in his vehicle it is as you bolt here -- -- latching mechanism over here which also does in the bottom of the word there's a -- Coming up just look -- you'll notice where corresponds to over here on the -- -- the -- there's an indentation it's fairly lightweight material. What happens and crash. Because of the vehicles and ability to absorb -- The infrastructure gets tight later in -- crash -- state. Tougher but also we have crested at some -- -- -- now such as we have here what would happen in the crash that we'll. -- on -- thinner sheet metal -- relax and to support your hard material behind. Basically make it all to report. Pressed it. -- -- -- -- -- Go and spread. -- into -- -- and here we get the door is going to be held on steel down here by a stronger feeding -- the actual war latched itself. That's just one example of where -- -- materials play a different role that won't -- -- -- Okay let's think about -- ignition switch here. Re still metal key. Hangs on the steering column we just shut the vehicle -- we -- it -- yeah. Usually thrown on top of the vehicle -- on top of the dashboard. What are -- thinking like this. This doesn't look like a matter of fact it looks like we'll keep -- that you walking -- -- war. But actually it does that and that's the ignition key that it. So proximity. To a -- basically -- wireless transmitter -- -- now in this vehicle some of the products and it. Systems. -- he just needs to be within the confines of the vehicle for you start to run. This vehicle. Has -- slot. -- is going to let me show us -- goes in the slot here. He's ready to -- now we don't try anything it -- just anything to turn the ignition on. We're gonna hit us -- start stop button just like our apparatus. We're gonna push the button in. It won't start. Shut the -- the vehicle down. And and we're gonna take the key out. Just like that. Now we go -- -- want to make sure that the ski clothes back into apparatuses and make sure that the ignition system has taken out of sequence and then. Take care that people that -- Disconnect the battery cables either cut them -- disconnect them. Let's talk about safety systems everybody talks about safety systems. -- SB MW. -- you frontal airbag systems driver side. And passenger side you'll notice the -- side front -- is camouflaged on -- very small label weird place it's no telltale line dash. But also this vehicle you're gonna have side curtain bags. You're gonna have side impact bags -- and into the seats and you're gonna -- -- -- -- back on the driver's side over here. As well as seatbelt for pensioners each seating location of this vehicle. This is pretty much the standard of today. Whether it Clark. A pickup truck. Minivan or even a sport utility vehicle. This is the norm for a lot of vehicles that. Think about the possibilities here you're gonna have many more systems that are on deployed and deployed today. Hence the reason why we -- to take away the power vehicles take away the possibility of accidental activation. Hard to wrap up about the new vehicle here. The saint look at the -- glass vehicle itself now we're used to. -- -- glass windshield tempered glass outside. Yet this vehicle has landed -- it was the way around it. Windshield beer glass side windows so all windows and this vehicle -- gonna need cut out to be. Percent of -- is going to be in effect it trial about this collapse. Now think about all things that we just kind of ran through it quickly would this be -- because it would. Showcase to show is different problem. Double their account was that you it was that it isn't just that isolated so high end vehicles. This is across the board for most vehicles that are out that. Think about battery location where's the battery even it if it's not in the engine compartment and remembered can be hidden up there. It can be in the interior. Underneath front seats -- vaccines can be -- offenders. Working in the -- cargo area. 40% of its today that battery lives outside. Of an inch -- So you don't find it good I'm good place to start always good or it's not there take a look at the -- next. Think all the different safety system fighting and we're used to. -- -- side passenger side we'll remember. Side impacts as to -- -- in the seat mounted in the -- are gonna be there today as well as side curtain. Seatbelt teachers need bags and even where -- airbags -- equals at a press. Remember about our. Important things -- -- anytime people related incident just isolate the power it. -- -- that are gonna first golf shot that -- -- remove the key bits of metal -- or proximity. Like in this vehicle. Put them back -- apparatus. -- -- battery if you can't. Disconnected. Or cut the battery cables which ever -- department preferences. You're gonna cut the battery -- featuring big -- actually don't accidentally.

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