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  • Extrication training: Practice how you play Extrication training: Practice how you play

    Extrication training: Practice how you play

    28 Feb 2020

    What does that mean? When sports teams practice, do they leave protective gear in the locker room? Do they omit rules just because there are no judges watching? No, they practice as if it’s a real...

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  • Lifting bags: A simple job, or not? Lifting bags: A simple job, or not?

    Lifting bags: A simple job, or not?

    28 Jan 2020

    We regularly hear or read in the news about accidents in which people become trapped under an object or a vehicle. This may be due to a collapsed building, a stack of shipping containers that has...

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  • Multi-Agency Training: Combining Ingredients For A Successful Rescue Operation Multi-Agency Training: Combining Ingredients For A Successful Rescue Operation

    Multi-Agency Training: Combining Ingredients For A Successful Rescue Operation

    23 Dec 2019

    A new decade begins. Perhaps we should begin a new era of training as well. Not that we train the wrong way, but instead of focusing on honing our individual specialties, how about we take a closer...

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  • A Different Angle on Cutting Modern B Pillars A Different Angle on Cutting Modern B Pillars

    A Different Angle on Cutting Modern B Pillars

    22 Oct 2019

    The 2020 model year vehicles are now in full production. Of course, there are new updated safety systems for us to study. We also see continued advancement of metals and reinforcing structures, but...

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  • Slow Down and Dust off Your Lifting Bags Slow Down and Dust off Your Lifting Bags

    Slow Down and Dust off Your Lifting Bags

    28 Aug 2019

    Being crushed or trapped under an immovable object is a primordial human fear. Arriving on a scene to find this type of entrapment can instantly test the emotional control of even the most seasoned...

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  • Maintenance: a Matter of Responsible Ownership Maintenance: a Matter of Responsible Ownership

    Maintenance: a Matter of Responsible Ownership

    01 Jul 2019

    Breaking News: Holmatro has designed the first indestructible, forever-lasting rescue tool that requires no maintenance! Ok, not really, if that were only true... The reality is that everything we use...

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  • Hydraulic Cutter Performance – A Breakdown in Selecting Rescue Cutters

    01 May 2019

    As a rescuer, you want the best performing, most reliable tools. You need to be able to free entrapped patients as efficiently and safely as possible. Comparing modern hydraulic rescue tools can be a...

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  • Rescue tools: speed versus control

    01 Mar 2019

    This article aims to provide more information about use of the flow control mechanism in hydraulic rescue tools to regulate the speed of operation. A good understanding of this feature will help you...

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  • Thinking Outside The Box

    20 Sep 2018

    I have previously blogged about the need to practice cross ramming and how effective it can be at creating space and easing the extrication process when the vehicle has suffered massive intrusion e.g....

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  • Educate yourself!

    20 Apr 2018

    In my last blog I briefly touched upon the importance of a cyclic approach to training to allow less experienced rescuers to develop. Becoming a firefighter/rescuer is a huge undertaking requiring a...

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