Extrication Zone: Principles of Extrication
Free to attend.
Approximately one hour.
Les Baker, Engineer/Paramedic, Charleston (SC) Fire Department

Regardless of the degree of vehicle damage and the resulting level of entrapment, it is the responsibility of the responders to safely and effectively mitigate motor vehicle collisions. The foundation for successful mitigation is a solid, strong set of strategies based on the incident conditions. The strategies should be communicated, and the disentanglement supervisor should determine the most appropriate initial and secondary tactics. Along with the direction and control of the supervisor, the disentanglement group members should have the capability to carry out those tactics in a professional manner. Responders should be well educated in the interaction between the spreader and cutter operator, specific working principles of various supplementary tools, and the application of those tools for certain tactics. This knowledge increases the likelihood of a successful set of extrication tactics that accomplishes the overall strategy and ultimately increases patient outcomes and survival rates.

Please join us for this Fire Engineering webcast sponsored by Amkus.

Les Baker Engineer/Paramedic Charleston (SC) Fire Department  
AMKUS, Inc. :

For over 35 years, AMKUS Rescue Systems has provided top quality rescue equipment to departments around the world.  AMKUS is proud to be an ISO 9001:2000 certified company.  We have designed tools to meet industry standards including NFPA 1936 and the European Norm 13204. Truly “made in the USA”, all AMKUS tools are manufactured at our 42,000 square foot facility located in Downers Grove, Illinois.  Visitors are always welcome to tour our factory and see AMKUS tools in production. 

Because of our commitment to quality, AMKUS enjoys a relationship with auto racing and is the Rescue System Supplier of NASCAR as well as a variety of other racing affiliates and speedways across the country.  It is a testament to our enduring product quality and customer service that they have specified our tools for their demanding extrications.