Dear FireRescue1 Member,
In this edition of our Featured Product Supplement series, we take a closer look at extrication and rescue equipment. Hybrid vehicles confront firefighters with a new set of challenges and hazards, and our rescue expert outlines how to take a systematic approach hybrid vehicle extrication to ensure responder and victim safety.
And nearly every fire department is expected to perform some level of technical rescue. If you are just getting into the tech-rescue game, here are the tools you'll need to perform these rescues.
We also took to our Facebook page to ask our fans what improvements they wanted in extrication tools, and boy, did they come up with some compelling suggestions. Lastly, a panel of experts on extrication equipment weigh in on the current trends and consider what changes may be on the horizon.
— Rick Markley, FireRescue1 Editor