In part five of the series, Next Level Extrication instructor, Paul Shoemaker gives the firefighters tips on how to approach and extricate the over-turned vehicle while the tie-back rig keeps the vehicle stabilized and secure.
Now we need to come up with an extrication team.
We’ve got two cutters and two spreaders.
We have a driver who is pinned in the driver’s side seat, and we have a passenger. They are pinned where the dash is up on their knees.
We have to take the roof, we have to take all the doors off the top here, and we have to jack the dash, but we do not put a ladder between the most, confined space for the fact of the matter that it’s confined space.
We don’t wanna put a ladder back here, but if there was a failure, how much easier is it us for us to be working at two opposite ends and just back out of the way, versus if you put a ladder over there and there’s a failure, how easy is it for you to jump off of the ladder?
So where’s the best place to put the ladder? Most likely the best place to put the ladder is gonna be right here in the middle of this ‘V’ right? And you can get up there and you’ll be able to pop doors to be able to cut the base posts, get the back door.
Use the anatomy of the vehicle being on its side to pop the Nader pin and all that stuff.Instructor Tip
But once I’m up on the ladder, I like to be up on this car.
You don’t need to necessarily work off the ladder, just use the ladder to get you up there. And actually, Start trying to use the anatomy of the vehicle being on its side to pop the Nader pin and all that stuff.
OK, we had a shift. Just come over and take a look. Is everything still tight? Any problems? I don’t see any problems.
Okay. Carry on….