You are literally only as strong as your core--specifically, your transverse abdominus and the other lumbar stabilizers it co-contracts with.
Are cave rescues just confined spaces?
Peter Jackovics examines the national classification system for cave/rope rescuers in Hungary.
Les Baker looks at why departments should consider the use of time notifications at extrication incidents.
Les Baker discusses a tactic to quickly and effectively move a side-resting vehicle with the use of struts and a pulling device such as a vehicle-mounted winch or come-along.
Les Baker discusses how ladders can protect patients and first responders when moving patients from vehicles.
Les Baker discusses the challenges of cutting through advanced steel and examines Diablo’s Steel Demon carbide-tipped reciprocating blades.
Les Baker examines strategies for safely removing a patient from a vehicle who are belted on the high-side.
In order to safely and successfully extricate victims from MVAs, firefighters must be rescue ready. Aaron J. Heller looks at the four areas firefighters must focus on.
Movement of side-resting vehicles was previously limited to controlled rolls, but Les Baker explains how horizontal movement is now an option.