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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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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 […]

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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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Ian Dunbar, Holmatro’s rescue consultant, recently wrote a FaceBook post that highlighted another incident where an un-involved vehicle fell prey to rescuer’s tools in an effort to properly manage a victim from a motor vehicle collision.  (Link to news article.)  Ian brings up a good point in his comments stating “how we understand, recognise, treat and deal […]

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