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Crown Victoria Interceptor – Fire Suppression System

Crown Victoria Interceptor With A Fire Suppression System       I recently received an email from one of our east coast brothers asking about the Crown Victoria Interceptor’s fire suppression system. Realizing that I haven’t written on the subject, I thought it would be a great post. So here you go Dan, I hope this …

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Toyota Land Cruiser – 12 Airbags & Loaded with Advanced Steels –

Toyota Land Cruiser – 12 Airbags & Loaded with Advanced Steels Let’s take a look at the 2012 Toyota Land Cruiser.  This popular vehicle is equipped with 12 airbags & Advanced Steels throughout!  Although the advanced steel is not boron or DP, it is strong enough to outgun most of the older tools out there, …

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A Close Look at the Scion IQ -Eleven Airbags In One Little Car-

I recently stopped by Toyota  and got a close look at the Scion IQ.  The IQ is a tiny car but boasts great fuel efficiency and safety.  When I hear “Safe and Fuel Efficient”  I immediately think of advanced steels and airbag hazards.  This vehicle has both.  In this training we will take a close …

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New Roof Airbag?

Here’s a quick look at an airbag that we could be seeing in the near future. The TRW airbag is roof mounted and replaces the driver and passenger front bags. This thing is the infation cylinder type and requires a very large cylinder.   Since Mercedes-Benz introduced the frontal airbag as an option on its …

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What do landscaping and extrication have in common?

More and more auto manufacturers are using laminated glass in the passenger windows of their vehicles.  New crash standards are a part of the reason why, but auto manufacturers are marketing it as sound-dampening, and it’s catching on fast.  The new Dodge Avenger (figure 1) is equipped with laminated glass on the driver and front …

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Airbag Inflation Cylinders Are Everywhere!

Airbag Inflation Cylinders Are Everywhere!   By now, most of us understand that cutting an airbag inflation cylinder is a bad idea.     In this training, we will cover the different locations where we may encounter inflation cylinders.  There may be a few that surprise you. But first, a few facts about Airbag Inflation …

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Airbag Gas Inflators In The Roof

Check out the roof airbag gas inflator locations on this 2009 Nissan 350 Z. This isn’t the only vehicle out there with inflators in this area. We are getting better at pulling interior trim to locate hazards in the pillars and roof rails but what about in the roof? One of the roof removal work …

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A Closer Look at the Dash Lift (Part 2 – Relief Cuts)

In part 1 of “A Closer Look at the Dash Lift”, we discussed the importance of maintaining A-pillar integrity to support the weight of the dash when performing a dash lift. In this training, we will cover the relief cuts that need to be made before we can lift, or jack, the dash. One of …

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Door Mounted Curtain Airbag

Moditech Rescue Solutions just posted some info on door mounted curtain airbags on Facebook.  Here is a little more info.  Take a look at the pictures below. The first one is a pic of behind the door trim of a Mercedes-Benz SLK.  The second picture is a screenshot from Crash Recovery System of the same …

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Changing Locations Of Side Curtain (Head) Airbag Cylinders

Take a close look at the picture below…notice anything odd? The side curtain (head) airbag inflation cylinder is in different locations in the roof rail on each side.  Thanks to the new Hyundai Veloster, you can no longer pull the trim off one side of the roof rail to reveal what’s behind it, and count …

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