What’s your plan for a collision pinning a victim between the hood of a car and the rear-end of a heavy vehicle? Is this an unlikely scenario? Whether you are in a small town or big city, commercial vehicles are stopping and going through your jurisdiction daily. See my previous post on cribbing for heavy vehicles to get an idea of the weights.
It is imperative for us to have options to mitigate this type of incident and be flexible enough to recognize when another option is necessary. The equipment on our rigs and mutual aid rigs is certainly going to be plan A and probably B. How much cribbing do you carry, how many airbags, what are their lift capacities, what about stabilization struts? Beyond that, outside help may be necessary. Read on.
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