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Advanced Extrication: Vehicle Stabilization

Tue, 27 Nov 2012|

Steve White and crew review different scenarios for using buttress-tension stabilization to secure two types of large vehicles for extrication work. Sponsored by Holmatro.



Welcome the fire engineering extremists and Steve -- the -- to -- the -- fire department. In this segment we're going to do -- this stabilization techniques for vehicles that are you know on their side or on their roof with a combination of box curbing. And heavy duty -- First we're gonna begin by capturing the -- post. Of the truck. With standard box -- These -- -- have to be installed. On either a -- Of the -- The pre installed the voucher system. The strokes are coming in contact with different where else. At the bottom of the -- -- We utilizing agreed even chain initially. Deliberate intention to -- with the change come along. Missed two critical elements to using it changed evolved. A typical -- on -- First the change is a bit stronger than your standards and I -- that. Additionally. We don't want straps around your attention to any -- class. -- tools come in contact with them they're very susceptible being cut because they're tension under load. If any equipment classroom tools fall on top of the -- there are less likely. To cut and break. Another consideration is the footprint. Here real unstable ground -- small and basically is acceptable. For off the road in an unstable terrain larger basically. Will be critical to help captured distribute. The area of contact on the ground. We had a system in place we can begin to gain access by removing the glass and taking your doors were manipulating the -- Because our entire system is now holding the -- Of the cap. In the second stabilization segment. We're going to address a tractor on its side. Begin with our heavy duty struts. We're attacking the -- -- his top attachment. Which is a very firm. -- of contact. Utilizing the great -- changed. It. We complete the buttress. And look at threaded collar. Once we -- it. It provides tension. Next we're gonna wedge between the ground. In the -- post. On the French side. Utilizing the whole -- from the -- Jack. We're gonna -- to the portal lift. But the top -- -- told Jack. Contacting the bottom frame rail. This -- pressurized to free room. In conjunction with a post wedges we previously installed. Now the truck is stable. As we close this segment. You have the opportunity to see that when vehicles are in a precarious position. The different methods can bring the entire truck to a stable point -- education rescue can begin. One point of note you'll notice that now we have the fuel tanks there be very high or upside down. So please refer to your standard operating guidelines for Hazmat mitigation with diesel fuel. I'm Steve -- thank you for watching training. Camacho response to such.

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