IFSTAⓇ’s Principles of Heavy Vehicle Extrication, 1st Edition , provides rescue personnel with an understanding of the current challenges, techniques, skills and equipment available for the safe and effective extrication of victims trapped in heavy vehicles and in passenger vehicles involved in heavy vehicle incidents.
This manual teaches heavy vehicle extrication in three levels of capability - Awareness Level, Operations Level, and Technician Level. Foundational material is presented before moving on to more complex concepts and follows the same linear sequence a rescuer will encounter at a heavy vehicle extrication incident.
The scope of this manual includes job performance requirements (JPRs) from Chapter 9, Heavy Vehicle Rescue of NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2021 Edition. Where appropriate, the manual references relevant sections of NFPA 1670, Standard on Operations and Training for Technical Search and Rescue Incidents.
Key features of this manual:
Important Differences from Previous Editions:
Because NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2021 Edition, divides heavy and passenger vehicle extrication disciplines into two separate chapters, IFSTAⓇ has also addressed these topics in two manuals. This manual provides information on heavy vehicle extrication only. However, some of the topics in this manual are also included in IFSTAⓇ’s Principles of Passenger Vehicle Extrication, 5th Edition, when necessary to repeat requisite knowledge.
New Features in this edition:
This edition has a new structurem teaching heavy vehicle extrication using the "Five Steps" model, which is: