Holmatro Rescue Consultants

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

  • 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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  • 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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