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Ron Shaw
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Lives in:
Plymouth, MA
Lt., Retired
Years of public service:
Agency structure:
Paid fire department
Professional Qualifications:
Fire service instructor,
Topics you provide training for:
Vehicle extrication and hybrid safety ("Replace Fear with Knowledge").
Areas of expertise:
Vehicle rescue/extrication.
Career Lt, (retired), fire service instructor, founder of Extrication.Com, providing extrication training world wide, consultant to Toyota co-writing emergency response guides for hybrid vehicles.
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Complex Car Construction (CCC) Using Exotic Metals

Complex Car Construction (CCC) is not a recent thorn in the responder's side. We have been confronted with exotic metal challenges for quite some time. However, as more and more cars are being built with this type construction it's now a major topic.

Volvo was the first to use exotic metals such as boron steel for side impact protection in doors. The anti-intrusion bar made out of boron was defeating older cutters. Unlike mild steel these new alloys do cut like shears through sheet… Continue

Posted on January 15, 2009 at 9:00am

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