Leadership

The Book Shelf

Issue 7 and Volume 128.

The Book Shelf VEHICLE RESCUE, Harvey D. Grant; Robert J. Brady Company, Bowie, Md. 20715; 378 pages, $13.75 plus $.75 postage. With the improvement of emergency medical service provided at highway accident scenes, extrication of victims from vehicles has become increasingly important, and “Vehicle Rescue” tells you what it is all about. Not only does it explain the basic procedures, but it also provides innumerable improvisations and techniques that you won’t use at every crash site but may find invaluable at those rare times when nothing else will work as well. This book covers everything from outfitting the rescue vehicle to response, assessment of the crash situation, extrication, and finally, cleanup and preparation of the vehicle for the next call. In each chapter there is a training tip that goes into detail about developing better proficiency. Both photos and drawings liberally illustrate the text and the appendix contains a flow…

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