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Extrication "QUICK TIP" #57 (DOES SIZE MATTER?)

When it comes to extrication tools, everyone has their personal preferences. Having the opportunity to travel the country teaching, I have had the opportunity to use most the tools out there at one time or another. This weeks “Quick Tip” will cover my personal opinion on the…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on August 17, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #56 (CLEAN vs. DIRTY RESCUE)

We all understand that the extrication of trapped patients from serious vehicle accidents can take time. Commonly, there is confusion…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on May 5, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #55 (THE HINGE DEBATE)

The…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on April 28, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #54 (RATCHET STRAP-SEAT PULL)

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Added by Isaac Frazier on March 8, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #53 (THE 3RD DOOR)

Many rescuers have heard, seen, or used what is commonly known as a 3rd door conversion. The 3rd door conversion gains much needed access to rear occupants of a 2 door vehicle. This method can be completed quickly. The yellow lines show notches or cuts via the…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on February 22, 2016 at 9:28am — No Comments

Firefighter Fitness- 4 Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results…

Its the dead of winter, football season is over and spring seems so far away.  This is also the excuse season, the time of the year where most people fall off the fitness wagon and start to make excuses.  Its especially easy to make excuses and miss workouts if your not seeing results.  So, today I wanted to give you a little guidance and motivation (check out the FRF Fit for Duty…

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on February 12, 2016 at 1:03pm — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #52 (EXTRICATION CHALLENGE)

This week’s “Quick Tip” is simple…GET TO AN EXTRICATION CHALLENGE!…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on February 2, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #51 (Compressed Natural Gas-CNG)

Compressed Natural Gas, with a name like that, it has to be bad. Right? I was recently asked to provide some information on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) transport vehicles. Now remember, LNG differs from CNG in that it is super-cooled and…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on January 29, 2016 at 9:13am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #50 (NEVER SAY NEVER!)

IN EXTRICATION, NEVER SAY NEVER

This morning while working on the 50th installment of the "Quick Tip" series, I must say that I am impressed by the changes vehicle extrication has encountered over the years. On the street, new methods are being tested and put through the paces by firefighters daily. The vehicles,…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on January 14, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Stop Exercising and Start Training to Get Fire Rescue Fit...

Before I worked as a firefighter, I was a trainer in both large and small health clubs.  During that time I would see a lot of people exercising consistently and with intensity but only make a limited amount of fitness progress.  Why? Because we are all creatures of habit in the gym and out.  These “snail paced progress” gym goers were all doing the same thing… exercising, not training.  And yes, their is a difference.

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Added by Aaron Zamzow on January 13, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #49 (DON'T CUT THE POWER!)

Disabling vehicle power (battery) is common practice when arriving at almost any auto accident. Cutting the vehicles battery is the first thing shouted with authority, when asked…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on January 4, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Searching Tenable Space

There has been a great push for both firefighters and civilians to understand the concept of “closing the door”.  To them (civilians) it means that they are safer in the event of a fire in the home.  To us, it means tenable space and a greater potential for a save, even in a well -involved building.

 

What if we find a victim in the bedroom?  How are do you plan to take them out?  We are creatures of habit, which means we are likely to go out the same way we came in.  If we…

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Added by Grant Schwalbe on November 27, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #48 (SAWZALL VS BORON-OH NO!)

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Added by Isaac Frazier on November 10, 2015 at 9:23am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #47 (THE REALISM APPROACH)

In relation to EXTRICATION, are you practicing/drilling for a "A" Plan door pop on an undamaged vehicle...or are we truly preparing our crew for the "real" extrication scene? Most of the time a extrication drill consists of a vehicle and 25 responders, each holding a tool…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on October 27, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #46 (MY FEET ARE TRAPPED)

If you have ran many entrapments, there is a high probability that you have experienced a trapped foot or two. Even with a dash displacement completed, many times the feet are still stuck in or under the pedals. So what are our options? …

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Added by Isaac Frazier on October 14, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Start your Next Firefighter Workout with This...

Are you still warming up for your workout by jogging or biking or maybe not at all?  Each one of your workouts should start with specific active stretching movements.  In the past you may have skipped this part, but I assure you these exercises will help strengthen and even tone your body.  In fact, if you had just 15 minutes to workout I would want you do an active warm-up routine (or one like it). …
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Added by Aaron Zamzow on September 24, 2015 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #44 (CUTTER WRIST TWIST)

When it comes to extrication tools, cutter torque is one of the most “common” and avoidable causes of catastrophic tool failures. In this week’s “Quick Tip”, we are covering an option to help in recognizing/preventing cutter torque in areas that the cutter blades are hard…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on September 23, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Extrication "Quick Tip" #43 (Tunnel or Cracked Eggs?)

When it comes to extrication, there are as many techniques as you can possibly think of, each with a fancier name than the next. This week’s quick tip is covering tunneling vs. cracking the egg. In both situations, the vehicle is roof resting and you will have extremely limited access to the vehicle sides. The better technique is all in personal opinion. Through extensive training on both I have chosen what works best for me and here is why.…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on September 16, 2015 at 8:52am — No Comments

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

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