Drills, Extrication Zone, Firefighter Training, Technical Rescue

Drill: Vehicle Extrication Basics

By Forest Reeder

From the 2008 vehicle extrication e-Newsletter, sponsored by

Effective rescue of trapped victims of motor vehicle accidents takes trained and properly equipped personnel who know the basics. Today’s vehicle construction techniques and materials require constant skill refreshing and continuing education on modern extrication practices. Review the following skills as part of your ongoing training on vehicle rescue operations. Always consult manufacturer and department procedures for operating, maintaining and service this and all equipment.

Download this special vehicle extrication drill as a PDF HERE.

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1979. He currently serves as Battalion Chief / Director of Training & Safety with the Pleasantview (IL) Fire Protection District (www.plvw.org) and is the Director of Training for Southwest United Fire Districts (www.sufd.org). In these capacities, he is responsible for the design, implementation and coordination of in-service training activities as well as a full-service fire training academy program. Forest holds numerous Illinois fire service certifications and holds a Masters Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.