Here’s another basic extrication technique for you to try at your next training. It has everything to do with brake pedal displacement when a victims foot is entrapped. For more on the old school techniques click here.
In many extrication classes the techniques of extricating a victim’s foot from the brake pedal focuses on cutting. The ability to cut the brake pedal is dependent on if you have a hydraulic brake pedal cutter or reciprocating saw and more importantly if you have room for those tools. Remember, you might just need an inch to get the victim out. What is safest and fastest for the victim and the rescuers is key. (more…)