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Vehicle Extrication: A Practical Guide


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by Brian G. Anderson, Battalion Chief, Miami-Dade (FL) Fire Rescue

Extricating trapped victims from vehicles is the most common type of rescue performed by firefighters. By mastering the basic tools used in extrication, departments of all types can increase their effectiveness at the rescue scene.

In this book, author Brian G. Anderson presents an all-inclusive guide to vehicle extrication covering:

  • Scene management
  • Tool design, operation, and maintenance
  • Step-by-step illustrated procedures using: hand tools, electric tools, hydraulic tools, and pneumatic tools
  • Procedures for automobiles, trucks, and buses
  • Overview of wreckers

The extensive use of pictures and detailed descriptions used in Vehicle Extrication: A Practical Guide are sure to make this book an industry standard for training firefighters and other first responders.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Detailed descriptions of procedures, tools, apparatus, and equipment needed
  • Offers a real-world guide to scene management, command, and making tough decisions
  • Suitable for both beginning and advanced levels
  • More than 1,000 photos


  • Getting Organized
  • Tools, Equipment, and Apparatus
  • Stabilization
  • Door and Side Procedures
  • Roof Procedures
  • Interior Procedures
  • Related Impalement
  • Entrapment Beneath and Between Vehicles
  • Trucks and Tractor Trailers
  • Extrication Procedures for School and Transit Buses
  • Sport and Race Vehicles

Buy Vehicle Extrication: A Practical Guide from Fire Engineering Books & Videos today!

573 pages/Softcover/8.5x11/2004
ISBN10 1-59370-021-0

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