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April 16, 2012

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Tonight we practiced a vehicle extrication scenario. This scenario consisted of a three vehicle MVC with two patients, possibly more.

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As you see did our Training Officers create a challenging scenario with vehicles on top of each other. One of the patients was in the bottom car.

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Vehicle stabilization is very important, especially in cases like this. The vehicles must all remain in place during extrication. A Kodiak Bar is a very helpful tool to achieve this. This is a telescopic bar which can be placed to support a vehicle. the strap at the bottom of the bar has to be connected to the vehicle as well so that a very strong triangular support is created.

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One of the Captains giving instructions

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After everything is properly stabilized, extrication can begin. We use a wide variety of tools, including this reciprocating saw. The person on the right is protecting the safety of the patient.

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There should always be a charged hose line ready, in case the vehicle starts on fire.

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The first patient is being removed.

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The Officers are showing how to access a vehicle through the bottom.

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They seem to be happy with their work.

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