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‘Reading’ the Seatbelt Pretensioner

Seatbelt Pretensioner Deployed

Vehicle rescue instructors should remind participants in your training classes, especially if they are EMS-oriented responders, about how they can 'read' a seatbelt pretensioner system and may be able to get a sort of second opinion about whether their patient was or was not wearing their seatbelt.

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Breeching Through Obstructed Door

Breeching Through Obstructed Door

Here’s an interesting challenge to present to your rescue crews next time you are conducting your next extrication training. Position an acquired vehicle with one closed and locked front door near enough to a fixed object so that it is too close for the door to actually be opened normally.

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Seat Cushion Airbag

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A new technology item that is appearing more and more is the ‘Seat Cushion Airbag’. In the past two years, seat cushion airbags have become popular as an new way of protecting occupants in front seats during a frontal collision.

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Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

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I was able to capture some images of a new model Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in-hybrid vehicle on display recently. Besides a complete vehicle to look at, Volvo included a cut-away vehicle showing the hybrid components of the XC90.

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