extrication


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The removing of a person from an entrapment, usually from a motor vehicle, often requiring the use of special tools

extrication

Emergency medicine The process of removing a person from an entrapment, usually from a motor vehicle, often requiring the use of special tools. See Jaws of life.

extricate

(eks′trĭ-kāt″) [L. extricare, to disentangle, clear]
To free from entrapment, as a person from a fallen building or a crushed automobile.
extrication (eks″trĭ-kā′shŏn)
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The firefighters from Bridgend who have been crowned the best extrication team in the world
The team members removed a driver from a Porsche GT car within 11 seconds and they took an injured driver from an F1 chassis in two minutes and 40 seconds, which is an impressive time with the thick rubber extrication gloves on.
Jerry Johns, president of the Southwestern Insurance Information Services, said several fire departments bill insurers, and insurers have been paying the bills--at least for extrications.
Because by then, according to Kissinger, national honor was at stake; Nixon had to arrange an "honorable extrication.
The Hartwell ED-2000 Extrication Device, made by Hartwell Medical of San Marcos, Calif.
We are proud to support rescuers by developing equipment that reduces the extrication time and provides more power where they need it to tackle the increasing challenges of vehicle extrications," said Bill Simmons, vice president and general manager for Hurst Jaws of Life.
The course provided Firefighter Cabezutto, Firefighter Linares, Leading Firefighter Brennan and Sub Officer Afzan with the knowledge, skills and understanding to ensure that they can effectively deliver the necessary instruction and training to firefighters attending road traffic and other incidents requiring casualty extrication.
The last time they raised money for the the hydraulic extrication tool, department supporters went door to door.
We have conducted mock drills that included extrication exercises and emergency rescue plans that have all been successful.
A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Due to the women both having suspected spinal injuries we removed the roof from the car so they could be gently lifted out and placed on extrication boards.
Medical teams consisting of doctors, nurses and specialists will also include extrication experts to help in the event of an accident on the track.
It was a full extrication using hydraulic rescue equipment and a reciprocating saw.