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Extrication "QUICK TIP" #45 (X MARKS THE SPOT)

It's no secret that stabilization of larger vehicles is a step up on the challenge scale when compared to typical passenger vehicles. One quick method that has worked very well for us, is using two 48" 4x4s (as shown). This method is done on both sides and provides great initial stabilization (horizontal) on wheel resting heavy trucks. It's cheap, it's easy, and it works....Now get out there and train. TMBL

ISAAC FRAZIER is a Special Operations Lieutenant with St. Johns County Florida’s Heavy Rescue “Squad 4”. First due to the deadliest stretch of roadway in the nation, Frazier teaches from personal street experience providing tried and true tactics. Frazier is the owner of Tactical Advantage Training and creator of the course Tactical Extrication. Frazier travels nationally sharing his passion teaching fire and extrication courses. Frazier is a FDIC lecturer, FDIC Lead HOT Instructor, Fire Engineering Contributor, Fire Officer II, FL Paramedic, Special Operations Officer, Florida State Instructor, FLUSAR Tech, Diver, and FL Hazmat Tech.

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Comment by Billy Leach on September 29, 2015 at 12:07pm

This is not anything new, as it has be a tower's trick for many years. I'd suggest trying this in repeated training sessions as it doesn't work that well should a TT begin to move.

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