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The utilization of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) during disasters could prove greatly beneficial
Firefighters must approach vehicles like an opponent; understand where its weaknesses lie and use that to gain an advantage
Firefighters climbed through the elevator's emergency hatch to reach the woman, who was transported to a hospital in critical condition
Firefighters put the man in a rescue basket, then brought him up from the floating roof to the roof of the tank
Firefighters and EMTs pried open the elevator doors in the sub-basement to reach her and hoist her up in a basket
The firefighter was unable to locate a stairwell; a rescue team was sent to locate and lead the firefighter to safety
These shoring devices and techniques will make rescuers safer and more effective
A successful rescue ends with no injured firefighters and no further injury to the victim; a key step in this is stabilizing the hazards
When other risk factors are added, such as a structure or natural hazard, vehicle extrication becomes more complicated; here's how to handle those situations
We asked readers to throw off the constraints of money and physics and tell us what improvements they want to see in extrication tools. We asked them to dream of a day they
In early November of 2012, FireRescue1 conducted a survey on Rescue Equipment use and trends in the industry. We have posted the results to the survey below. They represent a poll
Train all of your personnel to count units of tension and understand mechanical-advantage physics
Know the types of glass and the additional forces present at a motor vehicle accident
Here's some of the gear and gadgets that caught our eye in the past 12 months
From 'Lego bricks on steroids' to new chocks, these devices can help responders during extrication evolutions
The Clark County firefighters union posted a YouTube video that shows a heavy-rescue supervisor expressing concerns
By Ron Shaw Also read 'Considerations for Purchasing Heavy Rescue Tools' Whenever you compare rescue tools, it is important to do so under the same conditions,
By Ron Shaw Also read 'How to Evaluate Heavy Rescue Tool Systems' Photo Tod Parker/ Indianapolis firefighters work at the scene of a car collision in
By John Shultz The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Fire Department is rolling out hulking $600,000 heavy rescue trucks, all bought by the quarter-cent sales tax

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