Extrication

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Extrication Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    extrication n : the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition [syn: unsnarling, untangling, disentanglement]
Extrication Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Extrication \Ex`tri*ca"tion\, n.
  1. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
  2. The act of sending out or evolving.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Extrication'


Vehicle extrication is the process of removing the vehicle from around a person that has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or unadvisable. A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the victim during the extrication. This operation is typically accomplished by utilizing chocks and bracing for stabilization and hydraulic tools, including the Jaws of Life. Standards and regulations can be found in NFPA 1670 and 1006.

The basic extrication process consists of, but is not limited to, six steps:

In less complicated cases, it is possible to extricate the casualty without actually cutting the vehicle, such as removing a person from the side door or another part other vehicle.

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  • Extrication required at crash near Bradford
    An Ontario Ministry of Transportation vehicle parked on the shoulder of Highway 400's southbound lanes, south of Highway 88, was struck by another vehicle, late Sunday afternoon. Read more on this news related to 'Extrication'
  • Resident gives $1,000 to PH Fire Rescue Extrication Team
    PALM HARBOR — It’s been a good few months for the Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Extrication Team. Read more on this news related to 'Extrication'
  • Firefighters conduct extrication training
    Last week the Matlacha/Pine Island Fire Department practiced "extrication" training on three junk cars parked outside the fire house. The training took place over three days. About a dozen firefighters attended the training last Monday. Read more on this news related to 'Extrication'

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