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"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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  • 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

  • Crew Resource Management and Confirmation Bias 65

    Crew Resource Management and Confirmation Bias

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday January 13, 2017

    Challenging the decisions of your (senior) colleagues and fighting the human tendency to seek or prefer information that perfectly fits your ideas may lead to a better course of action for the patient entrapped. Read more 0

  • The Future without Vehicle Extrication? 64

    The Future without Vehicle Extrication?

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday December 9, 2016

    Will vehicle extrication become obsolete in the future? You would think so if you follow the news about self-driving cars. But what about regional differences in progression? And the desire of human beings to be in control? Read more 0

  • The Importance of the Human Factor in Rescue 63

    The Importance of the Human Factor in Rescue

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday November 11, 2016

    When visiting the Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit I experienced the importance of the human factor in rescue at first hand. Read more 0

  • Degree of Difficulty 62

    Degree of Difficulty

    By Ian Dunbar on Friday August 12, 2016

    When it comes to rescue techniques, there's a clear difference in their degree of difficulty. For example, glass management is not as complex as a B-post rip. Should this inform how you plan your training? Read more 0