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Battery Jump Point

I received several questions and comments on Facebook about an image from Vehicle Extrication from Inside of the Auto Industry about 12 volt jump point terminals.  One question was can the 12 volt battery be secured by cutting the wire to the jump point.  A good question.  The jump point pictured below is a terminal to attach jumper cables to.  Jump point terminals are typically a single wire that connects the terminal to the 12 volt battery. When the hood is opened by a rescuer who is searching for the 12 volt battery to secure it by double cutting a wire and no battery is located but a jump point terminal is found the battery is not easily accessible.  This doesn’t always mean the battery is located outside of the engine compartment but it is hidden or covered.

Battery Jump Point

More examples of battery locations.

Moditech (Crash Recovery System)

The screenshot below shows the location of the 12 volt battery in the 2016 Mercedes Benz C-Class. Luxury vehicles, will often have plastic covers over the 12 volt battery and other components in the engine compartment.

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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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ISO standard 17840 Rescue Information

Automakers are releasing new Emergency Response Guides in the ISO 17840 format as requested by the NTSB. The ISO 17840 is designed to make the guides more uniform and common looking to help responders.

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OEM Emergency Response Guides

Automakers are releasing new Emergency Response Guides in the ISO 17840 format as requested by the NTSB. The ISO 17840 is designed to make the guides more uniform and common looking to help responders. Take a look at the Jeep Grand Cherokee Emergency Response Guide that Stellantis sent over to me.

Quick Overview: ISO 17840

Road vehicles — Information for first and second responders

Defines the content and the layout of the rescue sheet providing necessary and useful information about a vehicle involved in an accident/incident to support the rescue team in rescuing the vehicle occupants as quickly and safely as possible.

The contents and layout consider that the rescue sheet has to be easy to use by rescue teams over the world and can be communicated in paper or electronic format.

The rescue process or the process of handling the rescue sheets is not covered by this document.

More information on ISO17840 here.

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Vehicle Into a House (Toledo, OH)

In October of 2021, Toledo Fire & Rescue was dispatched to reports of a vehicle into a house. The vehicle lost control and entered the home inverted trapping two occupants of the car.

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Vehicle Into a House (Toledo, OH)

In October of 2021, Toledo Fire & Rescue was dispatched to reports of a vehicle into a house. The vehicle lost control and entered the home inverted trapping two occupants of the car. Technical Rescue team members worked to shore the structure as additional crews extricated the two occupants of the vehicle. One of them suffered fatal injuries, the other was transported to a local trauma center with life-threatening injuries. Firefighters were able to remove the uninjured occupant of the home through a second window by ladder. No firefighter injuries were reported with this incident.

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Car into a house

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Car into a house

Buffalo Firefighters of the 4th Battalion 4th Platoon responded to a car into a house in the 600 block of Auburn Avenue in the City’s Elmwood Village. Rescue Co.1 and the Collapse Team also were dispatched. Photos below were taken by Timothy O’Brien and posted on the Buffalo Fire Department-Helmets & Hose Wagons Facebook page.

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