IFSTA Principles of Vehicle Extrication Book, 3rd Edition
Fire and emergency services personnel provide more than just fire protection. Quite often they are called upon to extricate patients from vehicles (automobiles, trucks, buses, trains, etc.) that have been involved in accidents. Occasionally, these extrication incidents involve uncommon locations or situations where the vehicles involved may have entered the water or structures, or are hanging from overpasses or bridges. Rescue personnel may also have to extricate patients who have become entrapped in machinery or amusement park rides.
The 3rd edition of IFSTA Principles of Vehicle Extrication contains updated information on many topics involved in extrication operations, including potential hazards, vehicle extrication incident management, vehicle anatomy, passenger restraint systems, vehicle extrication tools and equipment, hybrid-powered vehicles, machinery extrication situations and procedures, and emergency medical system considerations.
Principles of Vehicle Extrication addresses Sections 6.4.1 and 6.4.2 of NFPA 1001 – 2008 Edition (Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications); Chapter 4, Chapter 5 (Sections 5.1 through 5.5) and Chapter 10 of NFPA 1006 – 2008 Edition (Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications); and Chapters 4, 8, and 12 of NFPA 1670 – 2009 Edition (Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents). 3rd Edition (2010). 560 pages.
IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Association) is an association of fire service personnel who are dedicated to upgrading fire fighting techniques and safety through training. Fire Protection Publications (FPP) is a division within Oklahoma State University and the world's leading publisher of training materials for the fire and emergency services. FPP serves as the headquarters for the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA).