Ian Blog

"The best thing about knowledge is passing it on." Read the blog posts of experts travelling the world to train and exchange knowledge with rescuers from all nationalities.

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  • New Car Technology: Re-think the Risk 75

    New Car Technology: Re-think the Risk

    By Ian Dunbar on Monday August 14, 2017

    Although we cannot say that airbags, SRS and electric vehicles pose no risk at all, there are many misconceptions and 'horror stories' that should be put into context. Time to re-think the risk of New Car Technology. Read more 7

  • Motorsports and extrication equipment 74

    Motorsports and extrication equipment

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday July 14, 2017

    When Ian Dunbar joined the BTCC Extrication Team he was asked to review their extrication equipment. An inclined cutter was the first thing he wrote on their shopping list. Read more 2

  • Truck Incidents 73

    Truck Incidents

    By Ian Dunbar on Monday July 3, 2017

    Trucks to train on are very difficult to obtain. So how do you prepare for an incident involving a truck? Ian Dunbar shares some valuable tips. Read more 1

  • 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