Holmatro Rescue Consultants

Read the blog posts of experts travelling the world to train and exchange knowledge with rescuers from all nationalities.

  • 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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  • The Importance of the Training Cycle

    30 Mar 2018

    Regular readers of my blog (and yes, there are some!) will know what great emphasis I place on good quality training. I am passionate about upskilling people and feel very strongly that instructors...

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  • Internal Space Creation: Use Your Head... Hands

    09 Mar 2018

    Space creation is an integral part of freeing any entrapped (pinned) patient and is a process that, in my view, essentially has two distinct areas: external and internal space creation. External space...

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  • Outside the Box Training

    16 Feb 2018

    As you know, training is my passion and I believe that we should grasp every opportunity to improve our skills and knowledge when it comes to technical and medical rescue. Sometimes training can...

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  • Vehicle on its Side: Extrication Options

    26 Jan 2018

    A vehicle resting on its side following a collision is not an uncommon occurrence and crews should be familiar with the options they have with which to extricate the occupant(s). Fewer options When we...

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  • Looking Back and Being Thankful

    09 Jan 2018

    Looking back on 2017 I have quite a lot to be thankful for, both personally and professionally. It has been a great year for myself and my family. My children are growing, physically, mentally and...

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  • Rapid Intervention (Part 2)

    31 Dec 2017

    In my previous blog I provided a definition of Rapid Intervention, based on the Team Approach method used in attendance to road traffic collisions. It includes a two-stage response, splitting up the...

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  • Rapid Intervention (Part 1)

    10 Nov 2017

    In the next two blogs I would like to talk about the subject of rapid intervention. Rapid Intervention is a term that is often used when talking about vehicle extrication. In my experience, it seems...

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  • Social Media & Rescue Development

    20 Oct 2017

    Followers of my blog (and rescue topics on social media in general) may be aware that a recent publication of mine, regarding the use of lifting with hydraulic spreaders, created some robust debate....

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  • Extrication Training: Repetition vs Complexity

    06 Oct 2017

    Having been involved with the fire service for 25 years, mostly as a firefighter and the last 15 in sales and training for vehicle extrication, I have come to realize there are no absolutes. I have...

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