Off-duty firefighters praised after lending a hand
A crew of off-duty firefighters have been praised after they helped rescue the occupant of a car crash – as they travelled to a national extrication competition. On Thursday, 16 September, the firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service were travelling…
Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation is a new book from Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar in partnership with LUKAS Hydraulik GmbH. Released at the end of June 2020, the 298-page hardcover book provides comprehensive guidance for those involved in the…

Is it time for a global approach to vehicle extrication?

Since the arrival of social media and the almost instantaneous exchange of thoughts, values and ideas, is it time to adopt a more global approach to the subject of vehicle extrication? Surely it should be the same all over the…

Extrication planning – Part 1

Vehicle extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge and understanding in order to ensure a safe and successful outcome. Whilst it is heavily reliant on teamwork and multi-agency working, its ultimate success requires…

The team approach to vehicle extrication: time for change

The team approach to vehicle extrication is nearly as old as I am, which begs the question: why has it never been revised? No one can doubt that it is a checklist that has served us well for nearly three…

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