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On most rescue trucks, the lifting airbag is the strongest tool in terms of lifting capacity.  It is also probably one of the least-thought about and misunderstood tools available to the rescue world.  For purposes of this post, I want to focus on the “least-thought about” part, especially in terms of longevity. Last week, we […]

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I got a chance to have a phone conversation with a fellow rescue instructor and he was telling me about a vehicle rescue class that he took as a student.  Getting the chance to do that every so often helps improve instructors by getting to see new and different approaches to extrication.  While not wishing to […]

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Recently, NIOSH issued the summary of their investigation into the line-of-duty death of a volunteer firefighter that occurred during a technical rescue on February 1, 2014.  The death occurred when the firefighter was struck by a cell tower that collapsed. While this report does not specifically deal with vehicle/farm rescue, it still is a technical rescue […]

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