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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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  • 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

  • Cutting performance: Theory versus Reality 67

    Cutting performance: Theory versus Reality

    By Ian Dunbar on Wednesday March 15, 2017

    When it comes to cutting performance there's a big difference between the numbers and a cutter's actual performance when used on a car. This blog post explains everything you need to know before buying a new hydraulic cutter. Read more 0

  • My Final Thoughts and Farewell; Well, Kind of... 66

    My Final Thoughts and Farewell; Well, Kind of...

    By Ian Dunbar on Tuesday February 28, 2017

    After six years of being a Rescue Consultant for Holmatro, I've had to make the hard decision to return to the UK, for family reasons. Looking back on what I'd really like to call a dream job, there's one important 'take-away' message I would like to share with you. Read more 0