Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Road Crash Rescue revision: Chapter Eight "Access & Extrication Techniques"

Hi everyone,

[Explanation from the first post in this series] I’ve been posting questions on Facebook Notes to help both me and my friends prepare for our “Road Crash Rescue Operator” assessment.  It struck me that a lot of the questions would have essentially universal answers, and that it could be interesting to compare notes where the answers aren’t universal.  So, I’ll run a series of posts setting out the questions that I’ve prepared – after they’ve been up for a while I’ll put the questions in the comments.
The questions are all drawn from the Country Fire Authority / State Emergency Service’s Road Rescue Learning Manual (2nd Ed., Melbourne, 2008).
And now, today’s questions:

In what circumstances would a “guard crush” technique be appropriate?
How may a ‘full side removal’ affect safe extrication of a casualty who is trapped by their legs or feet?
What are the advantages of a roof removal?
Where may a side roof flap technique be appropriate?
How might a vehicle on its roof be accessed?

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