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Educational Extrication Manuals, Information and Related Articles

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Extrication.Com's Basic Skills Vehicle Extrication Manuals

This manual was co-authored by Len Watson (London England Fire Department) and Lt. Ron Shaw (Retired Plymouth MA Fire Department) and has been used for decades in our basic skills vehicle extrication programs. It was simplistically written to provide the entry level responder providing the basic vehicle extrication principals need to perform vehicle extrication at the "basic skills" level. The manual will also be of value to the seasoned veteran extrication specialist. 

For the first time we have offered this as a "free" download to all emergency responders for their own personal use. Instructors who wish to use our manual in their programs may purchase a (3) year license for $150. Please contact us for reprint and multiple use privileges. 

English Version "Extrication.Com Basic Skills Student Manual" 

Spanish Version "Extrication.Com Basic Skills Student Manual" Please note that this version was translated by the Mexican Red Cross for their instructors and has no photos. You will need to download both English and Spanish versions. 

Versión Española "Extrication.Com Básicas Manual Para el Alumno" Por favor, tenga en cuenta que esta versión fue traducido por la Cruz Roja Mexicana por sus instructores y no tiene fotos. Usted tendrá que descargar versiones en Inglés y Español.

Extrication.Com Hybrid Vehicle Safety Articles

The following 4-part series was Originally published by Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal Charlotte, NC 


Hybrid Series Part-1 "Hybrid Vehicle Rescue: Replacing Fear with Knowledge Part-1 of 2" Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal Volume 22, Number 3

Hybrid Series Part-2 "Hybrid Vehicle Rescue: Replacing Fear with Knowledge Part-2 of 2" Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal Volume 22, Number 4 

Hybrid Series Part-3 "Fighting Hybrid Vehicle Fires" Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal Volume 23, Number 1 

Hybrid Series Part-4 "NiMH Battery Spills and Exposures"  Carolina Fire Rescue EMS Journal Volume 23, Number 2 

Toyota Hybrid Technical Information For Responders