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Keep the Dirty Side Dirty

One of the fastest method to stabilize a side resting vehicle is using struts. Use struts to create a tension buttress stabilization. Just like cribbing placement, careful consideration for the

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Dirty vs Clean

One of the fastest method to stabilize a side resting vehicle is using struts. Use struts to create a tension buttress stabilization. Just like cribbing placement, careful consideration for the extrication operations that need to be completed must be considered when placing struts on the vehicle. One method to keep the clean side of the vehicle clean of struts is the place two struts on the dirty side of the vehicle and tie the vehicle back to a truck.

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Tying back the vehicle to the rig is easily accomplished with many different combinations of ratchet strips, slings, chains, cluster hooks. The strips should be attached high on the underside of the vehicle and closer the the front and back to create a triangle. Keep in mind the rig will need to be tagged out and locked out to ensure it is not moved.

Clean Side

The method leaves the clean side free of any struts and the roof can quickly be removed and then any additional techniques required to free the patient.

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