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Auto Extrication

Langford Fire Rescue responds to all motor vehicle accidents within the City of Langford and is responsible for the extrication of patients from motor vehicles.

At any motor vehicle accident (MVA), we must first neutralize any hazards such as leaking fuels, downed power lines and fires and then stabilize the vehicles involved. Once the scene is safe, we then must determine, in consultation with BC Ambulance crews, the safest and most efficient way to extricate the patient from the vehicle.

Auto extrication can be very challenging. Often vehicles land in precarious positions, such as on their side, down embankments, or upside down. Sometimes there are multiple vehicles and multiple patients involved. Extrication teams must train constantly to prepare for such scenarios so we may be best able to remove the patient in the fastest possible manner, while minimizing discomfort and avoiding further injury to the patient.

With ever-changing designs and safety devices in the automotive industry, Langford Fire Rescue must continually train and educate responding personnel to provide efficient extrication for those in need. Through guest instructors and courses from the Justice Institute of British Columbia and other departments, Langford remains current in today's extrication techniques and vehicle design.

For More Information

  • Assistant Chief Scott Davidson (Training Officer)
  • Email
  • Phone: (250) 391-3423

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