Holmatro Blog

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

  • Dashboard Relocation - When, How and How Far?

    08 Apr 2016

    Dashboard relocation is something that is already second nature to many rescuers. As statistically most vehicle collisions involve a frontal ‘offset’ contact between two vehicles, understanding the...

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  • Do We Always Know What is on the Other Side?

    17 Mar 2016

    Keen readers of my blog will know that sharing knowledge and information is the drive behind what I write. Periodically I read information related to rescue that is misguiding and can lead the rescuer...

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  • Heavy Rescue – Time for a Rethink?

    26 Feb 2016

    In recent weeks I have spent time in several countries discussing heavy rescue. Of course the popular concept of heavy rescue is dealing with extrication from trucks on the road. While I understand...

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  • Extrication Survey - Rollover Complexity

    05 Feb 2016

    Several weeks ago I invited readers to complete a very short and simple extrication survey. A huge thanks to the 500+ that did, and if you haven't yet completed it, shame on you; you can redeem...

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  • Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Safety - A Little Context

    08 Jan 2016

    We all know that safety of rescue personnel is the single most important consideration during operational activities, whether that is during training or whilst actually attending an incident. I often...

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  • Extrication Survey

    17 Dec 2015

    Well, as we hurtle towards the end of 2015 it is time for my last blog of the year. It has been another busy one for me and the industry as a whole. As ever I have been lucky enough to meet many...

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  • Social Media - Help or Hindrance?

    13 Nov 2015

    I have had an interesting month so far, travelling in UK, Turkey and South Africa discussing the latest methods of extrication with professional rescuers. I love to see regional variations when it...

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  • Is Progress Always Progression?

    27 Oct 2015

    Earlier this year I was part of a twitter conversation that discussed the possibility of using drones at the scene of road traffic collisions. It was argued that the use of a drone would add value and...

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  • The Outstanding Role of the Volunteer in Vehicle Rescue Blog overview

    02 Oct 2015

    For the last 7 days I have been in Australia where we have delivered 3 Holmatro Rescue Experience events in 2 states to nearly 300 rescuers. There were multiple agencies represented at the events but...

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  • Where Will Extrication be in 10 Years?

    31 Aug 2015

    So here it is, my 50th blog; quite a milestone. For those readers who are still with me (yes…both of you!) I would like to thank you for spreading the word and sticking with it. In the relatively...

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