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Old 04-16-2011, 07:32 PM
rngrdavid rngrdavid is offline
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Saw a posting that asked "what weapons do you carry in your truck". It got me thinkin of this question. In an emergency what do you have that can help save a life? scenerio: You come up on a serious car accident you are the first person on scene, people possibly trapped in the vehicle what are you going to use to help?
I carry a combi-rescue tool it has a window punch, seat belt cutter, and a blunt tip serrated edge blade that will enable my to assist in such a scenerio.

Just something to think about we have all seen videos of horrible accidents, or heard stories of people trapped in their vehicles only to burn to death. Give it some thought the life you save maybe your own.:confused
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:36 PM
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i keep a window punch and belt cutter. i learned the hard way its very difficult to break a car window under water and those punches do it easily.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:37 PM
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well shit....
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: emergency, can you help?

the same things i carry in my truck to protect my life, i can use to protect/save someone elses. And a few first aid kits.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:45 PM
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Default Re: emergency, can you help?

Does the but of my gun work to break a window. or the knife i have cut a seat belt or alot of other things I have in my cab. If I see an accident and Im the first one to stop then I help in anyway I can. Luckily Ive never encountered any bad accidents where I was the first one there. Troopers respond pretty fast around here.
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Old 04-16-2011, 07:47 PM
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Does the but of my gun work to break a window. or the knife i have cut a seat belt or alot of other things I have in my cab. If I see an accident and Im the first one to stop then I help in anyway I can. Luckily Ive never encountered any bad accidents where I was the first one there. Troopers respond pretty fast around here.
i hate to tell you the but of your gun will be very hard to break a window with underwater. i had a very very hard time doing it with the hitch out of my buddys truck, get yourself a window punch. trust me.
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:41 PM
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first off as a emt i'm gonna say even though you may want to if you drive up on a accident and you are the first ones there... do not move them unless there is further risk to their life... now that being said i carry gloves and a "jump" or first out bag in my truck with me... it has pretty much everything that i need or may need...

i know i sound like an ******* saying that but you have to think that if they were in a really bad accident they may have injured their spinal column maybe not but it is always best to err on the side of caution....
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:47 PM
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mythbusters put an electric window under water, thinking the wet electronics would keep it from working. It worked! the window open, closed when they pressed the switch UNDERWATER. so, if your ranger has power windows, try the switch, they may just open!
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:53 PM
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I keep window break bet cutter and a full medics bag in the truck.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:57 PM
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My leatherman and my 1st responder training.
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:12 PM
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I dont have anything in my truck for this. I will start to put a kit together tho, this is a good thread to start. I bet Adrenaline has a mighty role in a scenario like this tho. A couple years back I was up late, heard a very faint squeal. Didn't think much of it, got up and looked out the window and saw a headlight pointing to the sky. Ran out and a guy had clipped a parked car on his motorcyle and ended up in a tree, he couldnt breath as the bike was on his chest and the exhaust on his leg. I was able to pick up the bike VERY easily in the heat of the moment. It was a CBR 954rr. I dont think the guy made it tho. He was pretty F'ed up. Was coming home from the bar, roads were wet, car parked.... not good.
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Old 04-17-2011, 12:16 AM
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first off as a emt i'm gonna say even though you may want to if you drive up on a accident and you are the first ones there... do not move them unless there is further risk to their life... now that being said i carry gloves and a "jump" or first out bag in my truck with me... it has pretty much everything that i need or may need...

i know i sound like an ******* saying that but you have to think that if they were in a really bad accident they may have injured their spinal column maybe not but it is always best to err on the side of caution....
As a fellow EMT, I couldn't agree more with dont move someone unless they are in further danger.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:21 AM
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Default Re: if you were in an emergency, can you help?

One of the biggest things I feel is staying as calm as possible and not letting adrenaline take over too much. Also I would recommend taking some sort of first aid training before you go hopping into vehicles trying to save people, not just for their sake but for yours as well.

As for me I carry a first aid kit and my First Aid/CPR/AED training. As for breaking windows and cutting seatbelt's, I've found a hammer and a knife work pretty well.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:30 AM
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If i'm first on site i'll just drag people and pile them up in the bed of the truck, then i'll race to the hospital making siren noises with my mouth.



But seriously, i really need to get in gear and make an updated emergency kit for the truck, been postponing for too long.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:36 AM
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Default Re: if you were in an emergency, can you help?

I carry a Leatherman, fire extinguisher, and a small first aid kit. Was gonna put the window punch/seatbelt cutter in there but i can't figure out where my dad put it.

x3 on the not moving them. What they said above summed it up pretty well, but it can't be stressed enough.

If anyone is looking for a seatbelt cutter/window breaker. This is the one i have laying around here somewhere. It's pretty good quality for the price.
http://www.galls.com/style.html?asso...t=&style=FE334
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