FULL LIST OF Extrication Topics
Pa. firefighters remove teen's finger from ice cream machine–
Firefighters cut open the machine's casing to slide the victim's hand out
NY firefighters save man from submerged vehicle–
Firefighters and police broke the back passenger window of the car and cut the driver's seat belt before pulling the man free
Girl, 15, pinned by 1,500-pound boulder badly hurt–
The girl was visiting her grandparents and was playing in the backyard on the rock when it rolled onto her
Watch: Calif. firefighters rescue crash victim using GPS location–
Firefighters and police were initially unable to locate the crashed vehicle, but were able to do so after authorities used her phone to ping a location
How to fight a burning Tesla–
Recent crashes like the one in Indy show how dangerous and different these vehicle fires are, and why training is necessary
NY firefighters rescue man from submerged car–
A rescue team put on wet suits and used cables to make their way out to the car, where the man was removed a few minutes later.
5 tips for better extrication tool results–
Here's how to avoid common vehicle rescue mistakes and get the most out of our extrication tools
Firefighters rescue girl stuck in drain cover–
Chinese firefighters sawed off the steel bars of a metal cover to free a young girl, whose leg got trapped.
Fla. bystanders form human chain to rescue man trapped in burning vehicle–
After a vehicle veered into an embankment and caught fire, bystanders worked with police to remove the man. Read the full story here.
Watch: Bystanders, police rescue man from burning car–
After two vehicles crashed, one of the vehicles plunged into an embankment and caught fire
Fla. firefighters practice vehicle extrication–
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews practice how to extrication civilians from a vehicle.
8 keys to good firefighter extrication gloves–
Whether or not the gloves are NFPA certified, use this checklist to guide your next extrication glove purchase
Driver safely exits SUV dangling from Texas parking garage–
Authorities say the safety wire became tangled in a wheel, preventing the SUV from falling several stories to the ground
Calif. woman impaled in vehicle crash–
Fire captain: “It is one of the most horrific calls I’ve ever been on”
Fla. firefighters save kitten stuck in drain cap–
Firefighters asked a local veterinarian to sedate the kitten while they sawed off the drain cap
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