Vehicle Technology concerns, Vehicle Rescue, Motorsports Rescue - performance rally is my speciality, Extrication challenges
David Dalrymple is a career EMS provider for the RWJUH Emergency Medical Services in New Brunswick, NJ and he is a volunteer Rescue Services Captain for Clinton EMS/Rescue in Clinton, NJ. He has been actively involved with emergency services for 26 years.
Dave is the education chair of the Transportation Emergency Rescue Committee - US (TERC). This committee is charged with developing educational materials and performing research & development on transportation rescue. Dave is certified as an International level extrication assessor and serves on the Expert Technical Advisory Board of the IETRI as their Road Traffic Accident advisor. He has taught and assessed in North America, Europe, UK and South Africa. He is also a member of the IAFC Specialized Technical Rescue Committee. In 2007 he received the Harvey Grant award for excellence in rescue.
Certified as a fire service instructor by the State of New Jersey, Dave has been actively teaching transportation rescue topics for over 15 years. He is currently the lead instructor for vehicle rescue programs at the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center and is the executive educator for RoadwayRescue LLC, a dynamic educational team for transportation rescue training. Dave is certified by ICET as a registered International SAVER instructor.
Dave volunteers as a fire/rescue technician for the Sports Car Club of America-Northern New Jersey region and is actively involved in emergency response at performance rally events with Rally America. Dave is a member of the International Council on Motorsport Sciences.
Dave has developed & delivered educational seminars as well as published articles on transportation rescue topics on a local, regional, national and international level. He currently writes the “Extrication Tactics” column for Fire Engineering magazine. Dave also is a contributing author for the Firefighter I & II textbook and is currently working on a 3 DVD educational series on vehicle technology & rescue from Pennwell.
Regarding your last article, I agree with you. There is a lot of new techcnics, procedures, kind of vehicles, SRS`s, etc. I imagine my brain as a swiss army knife, but we never have to lost our point of view regarding the basis, the victime.
Also, we can find a lot of pseudo Jedis, with bunker gears full of patches, medals...bla bla bla...but they never faced the real one on the street.
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