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Ian Dunbar - Holmatro Rescue Consultant

"The best thing about knowledge is passing it on". Independent Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar has travelled the world to train and exchange knowledge with rescuers from all nationalities. Read his blog posts below.

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  • Is Biggest Always Best? 72

    Is Biggest Always Best?

    By Ian Dunbar on Wednesday June 7, 2017

    Can we achieve more with bigger, heavier equipment than with lighter and smaller rescue tools? Or do we prefer the larger tools because they make us feel more confident? Read more 4

  • The Psychological Effects of Rescue 71

    The Psychological Effects of Rescue

    By Ian Dunbar on Monday May 29, 2017

    How does what we do as rescuers affect us from a psychological perspective? And what can we do about it? Read more 0

  • Cross Ramming 70

    Cross Ramming

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday May 12, 2017

    Cross ramming often is not a commonly practiced skill, but may be required to save a patient's life. In this blog we share some things to consider when performing this technique during your training. Read more 2

  • Preserving the Basics of Life 69

    Preserving the Basics of Life

    By Ian Dunbar on Tuesday May 2, 2017

    The ability to identify injuries that affect breathing and cause bleeding is of vital importance in extrication rescue. This blog describes what to look for. Read more 6

  • Hydraulic Spreaders and More Useless Numbers 68

    Hydraulic Spreaders and More Useless Numbers

    By Ian Dunbar on Wednesday April 19, 2017

    Don't be misled by huge maximum spreading forces. They are often purely theoretical numbers. Check your hydraulic spreader's USEABLE spreading force instead. Read more 0