Why are vehicles changing and why should firefighters care? First off, vehicles are changing in the United States because of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA has a legislative mandate to issue Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Regulations to which manufacturers of motor vehicle and equipment items must conform and certify compliance. The requirements are designed "that the public is protected against unreasonable risk of crashes occurring as a…Continue
Posted on June 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment
The fire service is no stranger to outside of the box thinking. Here is a simple why you can displace a pedal with seat belt webbing and spreaders. Every vehicle has some webbing it, it's called seat belts. Cut out a seat belt and then snake it around the pedal. Tie the seat belt into a loop that extends around 6 inches outside of the rocker panel. Use the spreaders and the seat belt loop to displace the pedal and pull it outwards.
Make sure the loop extends out past…Continue
Posted on April 26, 2015 at 3:30pm
One of my favorite benefits of the Internet is the ability to communicate with extrication trainers from around the world. So I asked several extrication trainers a simple question. In one to two sentences, why do you train in extrication?
It simply doesn't work efficiently without training...
Well in a nut shell I think the removal of a patient trapped in the wreckage of an automobile or other…
Posted on September 1, 2014 at 4:03pm