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

  • Medical Rescue – Just how much do we need to know?

    01 May 2014

    I have always said that having some knowledge of the medical aspects of rescue is important, but just how much should we know? When I was an operational firefighter I had a very keen interest in the...

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  • More Information from Volvo

    11 Apr 2014

    In my last blog I talked about the new Volvo V40 body structure and how it took less than 50% of the tool's capacity (Holmatro CU 4050 NCT cutter) to overcome ALL of the strategic cuts when I visited...

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  • 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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