Slic’n & Dice’n  Cutting techniques in Vehicle Rescue A primer for the rescuer in the use of cutting tools and techniques
Me? <ul><li>David Dalrymple </li></ul><ul><li>25 years in emergency services </li></ul><ul><li>Career- RWJUH EMS </li></ul...
Program Overview <ul><li>Technology concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Cutters and blades </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques </li></ul><...
<ul><li>Vehicle materials, components, construction and concerns that will directly impact emergency responders while prov...
Technology concerns <ul><li>“ Hardened” materials </li></ul><ul><li>Re-enforcements </li></ul><ul><li>“ Layering” of mater...
 
A Post 2008 MB S / CLK Class C Post
 
 
 
Not just roof posts!
Blade shapes
Blade shapes
Blade shapes
 
Type Of Cuts <ul><li>Surrounding cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Penetrating cuts </li></ul>
 
 
 
<ul><li>Cutting hinges/latches is a good tactic today </li></ul><ul><li>Less “stress” on patients </li></ul><ul><li>Can be...
Blades must go completely around what you cutting!!!
Blades must go completely around what you cutting!!!
Visualize cuts & what is being cut!
Side Impact SRS  Door & Seat mounted
 
 
 
 
Always Visualize 1st!
 
 
90 Degrees to post
 
 
 
 
 
Relief Cut “Cheat” <ul><li>Location common on most vehicles today </li></ul><ul><li>Can use spreader to “rip” relief </li>...
 
Cut wiring with a HAND cutter-not a power hydraulic tool!
Tool System-Recip Saw <ul><li>Shoe </li></ul><ul><li>Blade Clamp </li></ul><ul><li>Speed Control </li></ul><ul><li>Trigger...
Blades <ul><li>Length </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth per inch – TPI / </li></ul><ul><li>What are we cutting? </li></ul><ul><li>Be...
Hints! Saw stays at 0 MPH Shoe is firm against what is being cut Put alittle pressure on the saw
 
 
Tool System- Air Chisel <ul><li>Bit Retainer </li></ul><ul><li>Trigger </li></ul><ul><li>Air fitting </li></ul><ul><li>Air...
Chisel Bits <ul><li>Panel cutter </li></ul><ul><li>Chisel </li></ul><ul><li>Half moon </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul>...
 
Glass Management <ul><li>Usually windshield however remember EPG </li></ul><ul><li>Fast & efficient (A to A post) </li></u...
Roof Evo-Recip Saw <ul><li>“ Tool of Choice” especially on wide posts </li></ul><ul><li>Fast, smooth cuts </li></ul><ul><l...
Hinge Sever <ul><li>Need to “see” hinge </li></ul><ul><li>Bit needs to be sharp </li></ul><ul><li>Cut in rocking motion </...
 
Latch &quot;cut'round&quot;
1-Cut an access window to see back of latch 2- Cut round back of latch
Roof Evo-Air Chisel <ul><li>Works well, suited better for certain evos </li></ul><ul><li>Roof flaps, “sectioning” of roof,...
C Post &quot;Picture Window&quot;
Safety – Recip Saw <ul><li>Watch power cords! </li></ul><ul><li>Blade reach </li></ul><ul><li>Keep shoe against what is be...
Safety – Air Chisel <ul><li>Treat as a loaded gun when connected to air </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to keep oiled </li></u...
Preventative Maintenance <ul><li>Power Hydraulic Cutter </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean with soap & water </li></ul></ul><...
 
Summary <ul><li>Always try to make your cuts at 90 degrees to what is being severed </li></ul><ul><li>Always use hard prot...
In the time we have spent together today 172 people have died in road traffic accidents worldwide
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  1. 1. Slic’n & Dice’n Cutting techniques in Vehicle Rescue A primer for the rescuer in the use of cutting tools and techniques
  2. 2. Me? <ul><li>David Dalrymple </li></ul><ul><li>25 years in emergency services </li></ul><ul><li>Career- RWJUH EMS </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer- Clinton EMS/Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue Instructor for 16 years- Vehicle Rescue is my specialty </li></ul><ul><li>TERC US – Education Chair </li></ul><ul><li>International certified extrication assessor-judged & lectured in US, Canada, UK, Europe & South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>2007 Harvey Grant award recipient </li></ul><ul><li>International registered SAVER instructor by ICET </li></ul><ul><li>Extrication Tactics columnist Fire Engineering Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Team Captain-World Champion Vehicle Rescue Team 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Educator- RoadwayRescue </li></ul>
  3. 3. Program Overview <ul><li>Technology concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Cutters and blades </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative tools </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Vehicle materials, components, construction and concerns that will directly impact emergency responders while providing emergency services and pre hospital care. </li></ul>NVT - N ew V ehicle T echnology
  5. 5. Technology concerns <ul><li>“ Hardened” materials </li></ul><ul><li>Re-enforcements </li></ul><ul><li>“ Layering” of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Components have a new life … </li></ul><ul><li>Energy absorbtion, crush and POOF – it’s stronger??? </li></ul>
  6. 7. A Post 2008 MB S / CLK Class C Post
  7. 11. Not just roof posts!
  8. 12. Blade shapes
  9. 13. Blade shapes
  10. 14. Blade shapes
  11. 16. Type Of Cuts <ul><li>Surrounding cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Penetrating cuts </li></ul>
  12. 20. <ul><li>Cutting hinges/latches is a good tactic today </li></ul><ul><li>Less “stress” on patients </li></ul><ul><li>Can be easier to facilitate than spreading apart </li></ul><ul><li>Need to get blades around device </li></ul><ul><li>Can the tool do the job? </li></ul>“ Cutting” Hinges/Latches
  13. 21. Blades must go completely around what you cutting!!!
  14. 22. Blades must go completely around what you cutting!!!
  15. 23. Visualize cuts & what is being cut!
  16. 24. Side Impact SRS Door & Seat mounted
  17. 29. Always Visualize 1st!
  18. 32. 90 Degrees to post
  19. 38. Relief Cut “Cheat” <ul><li>Location common on most vehicles today </li></ul><ul><li>Can use spreader to “rip” relief </li></ul>
  20. 40. Cut wiring with a HAND cutter-not a power hydraulic tool!
  21. 41. Tool System-Recip Saw <ul><li>Shoe </li></ul><ul><li>Blade Clamp </li></ul><ul><li>Speed Control </li></ul><ul><li>Trigger </li></ul><ul><li>Motive Power </li></ul>
  22. 42. Blades <ul><li>Length </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth per inch – TPI / </li></ul><ul><li>What are we cutting? </li></ul><ul><li>Best blades are purpose made: fire/rescue or demolition </li></ul><ul><li>Lubrication? </li></ul>
  23. 43. Hints! Saw stays at 0 MPH Shoe is firm against what is being cut Put alittle pressure on the saw
  24. 46. Tool System- Air Chisel <ul><li>Bit Retainer </li></ul><ul><li>Trigger </li></ul><ul><li>Air fitting </li></ul><ul><li>Air Hose </li></ul><ul><li>Regulator </li></ul><ul><li>Air source </li></ul>
  25. 47. Chisel Bits <ul><li>Panel cutter </li></ul><ul><li>Chisel </li></ul><ul><li>Half moon </li></ul><ul><li>Others? </li></ul><ul><li>Keep sharp </li></ul><ul><li>Locking/Non Locking </li></ul>
  26. 49. Glass Management <ul><li>Usually windshield however remember EPG </li></ul><ul><li>Fast & efficient (A to A post) </li></ul><ul><li>Downside- can dull blade, blade into interior space, glass dust </li></ul><ul><li>Tip- Use a short wood blade for cutting laminated glass (6 TPI) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a dust mask! </li></ul>
  27. 50. Roof Evo-Recip Saw <ul><li>“ Tool of Choice” especially on wide posts </li></ul><ul><li>Fast, smooth cuts </li></ul><ul><li>Can cut windshield in conjunction w/ A posts </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Need to strip interior trim </li></ul><ul><li>Downside- blade into interior, vibration, noise </li></ul><ul><li>Upside- speed of cuts, ease of cuts on wide posts </li></ul>
  28. 51. Hinge Sever <ul><li>Need to “see” hinge </li></ul><ul><li>Bit needs to be sharp </li></ul><ul><li>Cut in rocking motion </li></ul><ul><li>Can cut thru bolt heads </li></ul>
  29. 53. Latch &quot;cut'round&quot;
  30. 54. 1-Cut an access window to see back of latch 2- Cut round back of latch
  31. 55. Roof Evo-Air Chisel <ul><li>Works well, suited better for certain evos </li></ul><ul><li>Roof flaps, “sectioning” of roof, “skinning” </li></ul><ul><li>Wide Post picture window </li></ul><ul><li>Skinning cuts of roof posts </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Tasking </li></ul><ul><li>Need for trim strip, both interior & exterior </li></ul><ul><li>Downside- noise, vibration, bit into interior space, more operator knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Upside- can work in close to patient/rescuer, good in removal of “layers” </li></ul>
  32. 56. C Post &quot;Picture Window&quot;
  33. 57. Safety – Recip Saw <ul><li>Watch power cords! </li></ul><ul><li>Blade reach </li></ul><ul><li>Keep shoe against what is being cut </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust shoe to use & blade reach/life </li></ul><ul><li>Always use hard pro when near patient & interior rescuer(s) </li></ul><ul><li>PPE!! Especially eye & hand pro </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing protection? </li></ul>
  34. 58. Safety – Air Chisel <ul><li>Treat as a loaded gun when connected to air </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure to keep oiled </li></ul><ul><li>Watch bit reach! </li></ul><ul><li>Watch hoses! </li></ul><ul><li>Always use hard pro when working near patient(s) & interior rescue(s) </li></ul><ul><li>PPE!! Especially eye & hand pro </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing protection?? </li></ul>
  35. 59. Preventative Maintenance <ul><li>Power Hydraulic Cutter </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean with soap & water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspect blades for burrs and notches </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coat blades per manufacturer specs w/oil,WD40,silicone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Air Chisel </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Oil after each & every use </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep bits sharp! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watch air pressure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean with soap & water </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Recip Saw </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clean shoe/blade clamp of fillings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep batteries charged </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Inspect power cord/chargers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  36. 61. Summary <ul><li>Always try to make your cuts at 90 degrees to what is being severed </li></ul><ul><li>Always use hard protection between your tool operations and the patient & interior rescuer </li></ul><ul><li>When cutting hardened items such as latches and hinges make sure the blades go completely around the item </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware hardened materials when severed can produce small debris that can have energy and fly </li></ul><ul><li>Last roof post cut is always the one closest to the patient’s head </li></ul><ul><li>Always pull interior trim prior to making roof post AND roof edge cuts </li></ul><ul><li>When using a recip saw or an air chisel be aware how far the blade or bit goes into the vehicle’s interior </li></ul><ul><li>When cutting with either an air chisel or recip saw make sure you remove trim and rubber gaskets as these absorb the bit and blade movement thus slowing the cutting process down. </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS oil air chisel prior to and after use </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS use a NEW recip saw blade on each job </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS keep air chisel bits sharp </li></ul>
  37. 62. In the time we have spent together today 172 people have died in road traffic accidents worldwide
  38. 63. Questions ???

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