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Special Vehicle Rescue

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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This past weekend I was conducting a training program and included a lifting scenario for each group to complete.  The lift was a roughly 30,000 lb. wheeled loader.  The group was using multiple points of lift and this included two (2) lifting bags at two points in the rear of the loader.  At one lift […]


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OK, here’s a $64,000.00 question for all the rescue folks out there – and it doesn’t matter what type of rescue (vehicle, rope, c-space, etc.)… What should be considered the correct term when we refer to a rescue operation?  Should it be called a patient-oriented rescue or patient-focused rescue? When you read the dictionary there is […]


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  Paul Hasenmeier over at First Due Tackle and I have been sharing some information back and forth on the Blue Bird propane powered school buses. Since my schedule has been a little crazy, Paul did an article based off the Q&A I had with Roush engineering folks.  Paul also has a bunch of other […]


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