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Lifting and Capturing the Suspension

Under-rides happen more often than you think. When was the last time you trained on a vehicle that was pinned under a trailer with an occupant trapped?

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Lifting and Capturing the Suspension

Checkout the photos that Heavy Rescue Germany posted from the Rescue Challenge 2015 held in Günding (Dachau / Munich).  Heavy Rescue Germany is one of the best Heavy Rescue sites around.  It is in German, but a simple Google translate will change it into any language you want.

Under-rides happen more often than you think. When was the last time you trained on a vehicle that was pinned under a trailer with an occupant trapped?

Extrications that involve passenger vehicles and heavy trucks requires more situational awareness. First off, the scene size up must include the trailer and the load. Is the load still stable in the trailer?
Once the trailer is stabilized than the set up for the lift can begin.

Capture the suspension of the vehicle pinned under the trailer.

Lift the trailer.

Pull the vehicle out from under the trailer.


Once the vehicle is clear of the trailer, extricate the patient.

Mike Smith, Absolute Rescue's Editor in Chief, is a veteran of the fire/rescue service in Michigan, who also works in the automotive industry as a designer. Have an idea of suggestion for the site? Contact Mike here

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Mechanicstown Rescue 1 Walk-In Rescue

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Checkout the video of Mechanicstown’s new 26′ Stainless Steel Walk-In Tandem Walk-In Rescue 1.

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Vehicle School Bus Under-ride Training Scenario

The Brothers at Beaver Lane Res8cue training with their PARATECH HydraFusion Struts on a training scenario for a vehicle that crashed underneath and school. 

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The Brothers at Beaver Lane Res8cue training with their PARATECH HydraFusion Struts on a training scenario for a vehicle that crashed underneath and school.

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Cedar Park, TX Fire Department Heavy Rescue

The Cedar Park, TX Fire Department chose a 22′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a 20″ raised-roof Spartan Gladiator chassis.

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Cedar Park, TX Fire Department Heavy Rescue

The Cedar Park, TX Fire Department chose a 22′ aluminum SVI body mounted on a 20″ raised-roof Spartan Gladiator chassis. The chassis is powered by a 505 HP Cummins X15 engine. This apparatus is equipped with a 32,000-watt Onan Protec PTO generator to power the Bauer air compressor with Type 2 fill station. A Hannay high-pressure air hose reel, custom-mounted Paratech struts, Carefree Mirage lateral-arm patio awning and OnScene Solutions aluminum heavy-duty cargo slides.

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