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The same vehicle systems that are designed to better protect occupants present an ever-growing challenge to rescuers. Today’s vehicle extrication demands a unique collaboration across different specialties in emergency services. Task-focused individuals working within their discipline must understand and synchronize with other specialists under a coordinating command structure. While this does not mean that every firefighter must be a paramedic to perform extrication, it does mean that it is crucial for non-EMS specialist firefighters, rescue technicians and fire officers to understand how to rapidly assess the condition, life-threats and needs of their patients (or communicate with those who do) in order to coordinate an efficient and effective automotive extrication.
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With the rapid evolution of extrication tools and techniques necessary to keep up with the automotive industry, today’s vehicle extrication education is becoming more and more task-focused, often at the expense of the scene management and patient assessment practices that are crucial to selection of the best tools, tricks and techniques. What is needed is a focus on the multidisciplinary coordination that is essential for any effective vehicle rescue operation. These resources will provide you with not only the latest extrication techniques, but the big picture and best practices of an efficient, coordinated and collaborative rescue effort to keep you and your crew at the top of your game.
Damage Control Extrication
EMS Care During Extrication
Hybrid Vehicle Extrication
Who We Are: MGS Tech
School Bus and Heavy Vehicle Extrication
Additional Extrication Resources
Create Your Own In-House: Vehicle Extrication Training – Firehouse
Crush Injury Resources