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EXTRICATION "Quick Tip" #42 (A CYLINDER, OH NO!)

During many of my Tactical Extrication Courses, students will occasionally come across compressed airbag cylinders located throughout the vehicle. Anyone who has taken one of my classes knows that I always push peeling back plastic and exposing posts/pillars to…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on August 27, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #41 (INVERTING THE LIFT)

At this point in the "Quick Tip" series we have covered many different methods and extrication tactics. If you haven't been following, take a look back and review many of the dash displacement methods in this series. While teaching Tactical Extrication Courses, students typically get the…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on August 12, 2015 at 8:56am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #40 (IT'S CRITICAL)

While riding the Squad yesterday, I worked an extrication involving a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser that was struck from behind on I95. The trooper was investigating a MVC that we responded to and cleared about an hour prior. After thinking about the circumstances, I…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on August 5, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #39 (Dash Butterfly)

It’s 4AM and your company is dispatched to an MVC with entrapment. You arrive and find one vehicle against a large tree with the passenger heavily trapped by the dash. Due to the damage, the vehicle cannot be moved from the tree and passenger side access…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on July 27, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

WITH TRAINING...DON'T BE AN INBRED!

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Added by Isaac Frazier on July 8, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #38 (ALT. STEERING WHEEL LIFT)

First off, look at this method as just another tool in your extrication tool box. I have found that this method comes in handy in limited access situations. Think of the steering wheel displacements you have been shown in the past…come-a-long to the front bumper,…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on June 23, 2015 at 8:20am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #37 (THE WALKAROUND)

What are you accomplishing during your extrication walk-around?

Many times a walk-around is incorrectly used as an…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on June 8, 2015 at 8:26am — No Comments

Firefighter Cardio Interval Workout for Fat Loss

I have had a of of requests for quick workouts that can be done with minimal equipment.  Here is a re-post of one of my more popular cardio interval workouts I created for a firefighter/medic that has no equipment and only some stairs and a parking lot. This can be used as a cardio interval training workout day (for those following the FRF Rapid Fat Loss or FRF…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on June 5, 2015 at 12:06am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #36 (HINGES-CUT OR SPREAD?)

The age-old question…to cut or spread door hinges. This subject is brought up in almost all of my classes. As with any extrication skill, there is a time and place for both. I personally cut and spread door hinges depending on hinge design…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on June 2, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick" Tip #34 (The Junkyard Cut)

This week’s extrication quick tip will be covering a method that I refer to as the “Junkyard Cut”. It was discussed heavily during Tactical Extrication NJ this weekend. When training on dash displacements the statement was made, “I was taught you…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on May 13, 2015 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Extrication "Quick Tip" #33 (WHY THE ROOF?)

If you have attended my Tactical Extrication Course, you know that I…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #32 (QUICK TARP)

You are sound asleep when dispatch notifies you of an MVC with multiple trapped. From the radio traffic, you can tell that it is going to be a good one. The on scene report relays that you have two vehicles involved in a head…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on April 29, 2015 at 8:18am — No Comments

5 Reasons to Eat Bacon in the Firehouse…

Before you go Hog wild (sorry, had to say it) on bacon please read the following disclaimer.  Let me state up front that saying bacon is “healthy” does not mean it’s healthy to eat it in huge quantities nor does it mean it’s healthy to eat large amounts seven days a week. Try to stick to small servings, blot extra bacon grease off to lower fat intake, and avoid adding extra salt or other high sodium seasonings.  I suggest to consume only 2 or 3 slices and only once a week.  Also,…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on April 13, 2015 at 9:45pm — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #30 (Operating with THREE-PART 2-SQD Driver)

The "Quick Tip" this week is part 2 of a 3 part series. We will be covering one of the most important and often unappreciated extrication scene positions-SQD Driver. More often than not, this position will make or break the scenes efficiency. From insuring the safe travel, to anticipating the needs, this position will be working until the situation is under…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on April 6, 2015 at 8:52am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #29 (Operating with THREE-PART 1-SQD Officer)

This weeks "quick tip" will be a little different from normal. It will be covered in a three part series so please do not scroll down and instantly think that steps are missing.



I think…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on March 30, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #28 (COMPRESSION CUT)

During extrication courses, I commonly see students struggle with posts/pillars that are slightly larger than what can be severed with a single cut. This can be due to post thickness, width, or various trim pieces in the way. One often-overlooked method that works very well is a style of compression cut. As shown below, the post in the picture is just outside…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on March 23, 2015 at 9:12am — No Comments

PREPARING FOR THE "PIN"

As we pulled out of the firehouse at 0300 hours, the dispatcher informed responding…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on February 18, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip"#27 (Cable Barriers)

It isn't uncommon for entrapments in my response area to involve guardrails. This common occurrence was covered in Extrication "Quick Tip'' #23. Cable barriers are not common to my part of the country. However, there are many misconceptions to the emergency response to entrapments involving them. Here is some…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on February 11, 2015 at 7:11am — No Comments

When "Not" to Assume Command

The first officer on the scene, often a company officer from an engine or truck, establishes command upon arrival to all types of incidents, day in and day out. Ranking officers, usually chiefs, whether they show up simultaneously or some time later, often assume command out of hand.

When officers get comfortable and competent with managing incidents with all their many facets, whether high or low frequency, high or low risk, there is a reward system that exists in every one of us. It…

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Added by Dan Miller on February 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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