There is a distinct difference between the relocation of a dashboard in a training environment and during an operational rescue. Remember: to remove a mechanical entrapment, we simply have to be able to see daylight around our patient; this may mean a movement (or relocation) of no more than a few inches. Of course, more movement is advantageous, but we must strike a balance between what is achievable versus the patient’s medical requirements. Vehicle Extrication - THE NEXT GENERATION provides a full description, data sheet and FULL LENGTH HD video link to this and many other popular processes and techniques.
Whilst the primary role of emergency responders is the preservation and saving of lives in a safe and systematic way, we should understand the function of a collision investigator is not only to provide evidence for potential legal proceedings, but to provide information to the families of those affected where lives maybe lost or changed forever.