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Pop Up Convertible Roll Bars

Heads Up! Convertibles have pop up roll bars.  These things are designed to pop out (in 1/5  of a second) behind the back seats to protect the occupants in the case of a roll over.  Imagine holding c-spine behind a patient and having one of these deploy into you. Disconnect the battery, and the electronics …

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Hydogen Fuel Cell Vehicles (Part 1 -The Basics)

There are not a tremendous amount of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the roadway.  Even so, it is still important that we understand the hazards they present.  In this training, we will cover the basics of these highly efficient vehicles. Lets start with how they work.  A hydrogen fuel cell isn’t much different than a …

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A Closer Look At The Dash Lift (Part 1 -The A Post)

The dash lift is one of the most challenging operations we must perform.  Proper rocker panel stabilization, complete relief cuts that direct the rip, proper spreader angle, and A post integrity all play an important role in a successful dash lift.  This post covers the importance of assuring and maintaining the integrity of the A …

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Seat Belt Airbags

The seat belt airbag has been around for awhile now, but I thought I should put up a reminder.  These are currently being used in the 2011 Ford Explorers and a few other vehicles.  Notice the location of the high pressure inflation cylinders on the Crash Recovery System screenshot. You may encounter these cylinders while …

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Center Front Seat Airbags

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