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

  • New Car Technology Update

    14 Mar 2014

    It’s always good to update what we know and learn new things as well. I am in a very lucky position to spend a lot of my time travelling and researching issues related to extrication, so of course I...

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  • Working with Multiple Agencies

    21 Feb 2014

    With very few exceptions around the world, extrication is not carried out by a single agency. There will usually be technical rescue, medical rescue and police personnel on scene. In addition to this,...

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  • Incidents with Difficult Access

    31 Jan 2014

    Dealing with incidents where access is restricted is something I have instructed crews on for many years. Changing the dynamics of an approach will affect the thinking of incident commanders and...

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  • Rescue at Night

    10 Jan 2014

    Remember the last time you did some practical extrication training? It was in nice weather, not raining and not too cold. I also bet it was during the day. Of course it was, it makes sense. It’s a...

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  • Spinal Care

    10 Dec 2013

    I have always been a firm believer that the way we extricate in the future will not so much be determined by new car design, but more by the advances of medical research. Of course, more specifically...

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  • What's in a Name?

    19 Nov 2013

    I recently had a discussion about the merits of evolution names. What am I talking about? Well, all of the techniques we know for gaining access to and creating space in a vehicle have names. You must...

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  • Extrication Information - Where do you Start?

    17 Oct 2013

    There is no doubt that the internet is a wonderful source of information for just about everything you can think of, including technical rescue. Just type 'extrication' into a popular search engine...

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  • Glass Management – An Eye to the Future

    04 Oct 2013

    During a recent Holmatro Rescue Experience training event I delivered in Denmark, the car I demonstrated on was an Audi A8 4.2. This is a very high spec vehicle which includes laminated glass all...

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  • Performing as a Team - Don't Follow the Ball

    04 Sep 2013

    If you have ever watched 5 year old kids play soccer, they all tend to follow the ball. Of course as they grow and develop, they learn the art of adopting the correct position based on doing the right...

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  • Ford B Max - Keeping it Simple

    13 Aug 2013

    I have just been contacted by a colleague (and friend) in Sweden, who asked me how I would go about gaining access to a Ford B Max. Of course Ford have removed the B pillar construction, which is...

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