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Class opportunities!!!

For the first time in many years we have decided to reset the waitlist and open up Tactical Extrication. With the move last year I finished up some promised classes and as I had also promised we are opening up for 2019 classes. This class has morphed over the years into something that I am incredibly proud of. Email me at TacticalExtrication@live.com to inquire about hosting a class. As always this opportunity won't last long....If you have ever taken a course by Tactical Advantage or…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on December 15, 2018 at 9:59pm — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #59 (TAKE THE SEAT)

There are a lot of way to make access and free up occupyable space on the entrapment scene. One of my favorites (especially for under-rides or heavy front end entrapments) is to facilitate front seat reclining. However, remember to attempt to move the seat/recline it prior to cutting or securing the vehicles…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on April 13, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

EXTRICATION "QUICK TIP" #58 (A DASH LIFT WITH NO RELIEF CUTS?)

Hopefully if you are into vehicle extrication, you study vehicle anatomy enough to understand the mechanics behind each procedure you do. Why does a dash lift when you vertically spread the A post? Why on heavy damage/intrusions does the “A-Plan” dash lift not consistently work? As I have said before, just knowing the steps to perform an extrication plan are not enough. What if said you could complete a dash displacement without any…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on November 15, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

STREET SMART EXTRICATION FDIC 2017

Added by Isaac Frazier on October 28, 2016 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Street Smart Extrication HOT FDIC 2017

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Added by Isaac Frazier on October 28, 2016 at 2:41pm — No Comments

REALITY BASED EXTRICATION: A REAL WORLD FOCUS

As we pulled out of the firehouse at 0300 hours, the dispatcher informed responding units that they were receiving numerous calls for a serious motor vehicle crash with multiple patients trapped. I relayed the information to the backseat to notify them that we would be going to work. From that point, each member begins to dig into…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on September 14, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

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 controversial topic of tool sizes/weights. You will get various opinions…

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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 about the best rescue method for a particular patient. We…

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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 age old question...CUT OR SPREAD HINGES? Although we have…

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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)

Often, we run into smaller/secondary entrapments that can be just as challenging as entrapments by the doors, dash, etc.…

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

REAL WORLD, STREET SMART EXTRICATION FDIC 2016 Instructor Lineup

Glad I had the opportunity to put together an incredible team for Real World, Street Smart Extrication @ FDIC 2016 (April 18 & 19).
If you have been to any of my programs you know up front this HOT will be no…
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Added by Isaac Frazier on February 23, 2016 at 4:34pm — 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 cutter or sawzall. If the cuts are done well, little to no…

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Added by Isaac Frazier on February 22, 2016 at 9:28am — 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 compressed so that its storage is in a liquid form, which…

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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

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 about procedures of first arriving units. However, what if it’s…

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

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

When it comes to vehicle rescue, you will find…

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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 while anticipating…GO!!! While that technique works “ok” for general…

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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? 

 Hydraulic Cutters-too large, space too…

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

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