Page Translator

Leadership/Command

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 […]


Read More

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 […]


Read More

Increasingly over the past few years, I have had some interesting discussions on various vehicle rescue topics which have centered on why we do what we do.  By this I mean, it seems that we have been “programmed” to do or not do certain things.  Unfortunately, this “programming” may or may not be helping us […]


Read More

As some of you may be aware, there was a very large vehicle accident on Interstate 78 in Bethel Township, Lebanon County, PA this past Saturday (2/13/16).  Although this is not far from my home, I was not personally on the scene as I was called in to work in our State’s Emergency Operations Center. […]


Read More