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Principles of Vehicle Extrication, Fourth Edition Manual cover.

Principles of Vehicle Extrication, Fourth Edition is all new and includes 59 Skill Sheets.

This text meets NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2017 Edition, Chapter 8, Vehicle Rescue.

This edition provides rescue personnel with techniques, skills and equipment available for the safe and effective extrication of victims trapped in vehicles and related machinery.

New passenger vehicle technologies

  • Fuel Systems
    • Electric, Plug-in Electric, Extended Range Electric, Hybrid
    • CNG, LPG, Biofuel, and Ethanol
    • Hydrogen
  • Electrical Systems
    • Keyless Entry
    • Various Batteries (Traditional, Lithium Ion, and others)
  • Collision Avoidance Systems
  • Updated information for other vehicle systems

The manual includes Awareness, Operations and Technician Level Rescuers

  • Passenger Vehicle Extrication
  • Heavy Vehicle Extrication
  • Special Extrication Situations

Training appropriate for numerous job titles

  • Firefighters
  • Law enforcement
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Industrial emergency responders
  • Transportation, public works and utility staff
  • Military responders
  • Rescue personnel

Appendix A correlates the NFPA JPR’s to the specific pages in the text.


  1. Vehicle Incident Safety
  2. Hazards and Hazard Mitigation
  3. Incident Management Responsibilities
  4. Tools and Equipment
  5. Victim Management
  6. Passenger Vehicles
  7. Passenger Vehicle Stabilization Operations
  8. Passenger Vehicle: Victim Disentanglement and Extrication
  9. Medium and Heavy Vehicles
  10. Commercial/Heavy Stabilization Operations
  11. Commercial/Heavy Vehicle: Victim Disentanglement and Extrication
  12. Special Extrication Situations

Product specifications

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-597-1

Pages: 522

E-book specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-598-8

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Publication No. FR36954
Price $38 to $75