Vehicle Extrication Techniques
Holmatro Unveils New Vehicle Extrication Techniques Book and App
HOLMATRO introduces a brand new 256-page vehicle extrication techniques training book in English, and a new interactive app with more than 60 videos and 500 pictures explaining in detail the most common technical rescue techniques.
Vehicle Extrication Techniques Book
Written by Holmatro’s own rescue consultant, Ian Dunbar, the book promotes a safe, methodical and casualty centred approach to the extrication of people following road traffic accidents. Not only does it cover rescue tools and techniques, it also highlights key medical considerations and guides the rescuer through the process of efficient extrication planning. All vehicle extrication techniques described in the book are illustrated by pictures and have QR codes referring to videos on YouTube showing how to perform these procedures.
The book is available in English. Other language versions will be published later this year and include German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Russian and Arabic. English copies are for sale now through our worldwide dealer network. Details of the nearest dealer can be found in the Vehicle Rescue section of the Holmatro website at www.holmatro.com. The recommended retail price of the book is €14,95.
The book is part of the new Vehicle Extrication Techniques series, which also includes an interactive digital version published as an app for iPads and Android tablets and a poster series, explaining and illustrating various techniques and principles. Like the book, the app and posters will become available in multiple languages.
Vehicle Extrication Techniques App
This new interactive app with more than 60 videos and 500 pictures explains in detail the most common technical rescue techniques. Like the new book, the app aims to promote a methodical and casualty centred approach to the extrication of people following road traffic accidents.
In addition to showing how to perform the rescue procedures, the app guides you through the process of efficient extrication planning. To ensure a casualty-centred approach the app also introduces the rescuer to key medical considerations.
Important topics include:
- The vehicle.
- Medical aspects of rescue.
- The team approach.
- Extrication planning.
- Vehicle on its wheels, side and roof.
- Tools and equipment.
- New car technology.
- Hybrid/electric vehicles.
- Rescue at night.
- Extrication near water.
- Multi-agency working.
The app is based on the training material presented in the Vehicle Extrication Techniques book. Like the book, the app is now available in English and translations will be added later this year.
You can buy the Holmatro Vehicle Extrication Techniques app in the App store (for iPad2 and newer versions) and in the Google Play Store (for Android 4.0 tablets and newer versions) at €14.99/$16,99 (search for Holmatro Extrication). This app is a great resource for rescuers of all levels of experience and an excellent basis for training and development.