University of Extrication

“Vehicle Rescue Update 2015”

Ron’s presentation will provide an update for responders who turnout to vehicle crash incidents. This 90-minute program begins with a look at the latest challenges presented by supplemental restraint airbag systems. With now over 24 possible locations for airbags in vehicles, do you know where to look?

This will be followed by an update on hybrid and electric plug-in vehicles and new procedures issued by the federal government to use at these crash or fire incidents. Ron presents several recent case studies along with the lessons learned by responders who handled these challenging hybrid and electric vehicle incidents. A car fire that requires more than 2,000 gallons of water to completely extinguish! Find out why this may be our new reality.

A vitally important final update covers the challenges of the new structural steels being used in vehicles to increase their crashworthiness. Because Boron-type steels can be up to eight times stronger than the metal we typically find in older vehicles, Ron will explain what he learned during a full year of research and what you can do to prepare for “Advanced Steels” at your next crash scene.

About Ron Moore

Ron Moore retired as a Division Chief with the McKinney (TX) Fire Department. He is now employed as a firefighter with the Prosper, TX Fire Department. Ron now also travels across the country as a training consultant and conducts customized vehicle rescue & extrication training programs.

Ron is the author of over 200 published articles in his renowned University of Extrication series, featured each month in Firehouse Magazine and is the moderator of the University of Extrication interactive section of the website.

In 1984, he received the International Society of Fire Service Instructors George D. Post Instructor of the Year award for developing the first school bus rescue training program in the United States. In 2000, Ron was awarded the International Association of Fire Chief’s “Excellence in Rescue” award for his work in the field of vehicle rescue.

Ron has just self-published his own unique extrication training manual titled ‘Vehicle Rescue 1-2-3’. It is a 100% completely illustrated training manual depicting step-by-step practices and procedures for accomplishing NFPA 1006 and 1670 Ops and Technician-level vehicle rescue and extrication tasks.

Ron Moore can be contacted through his personal website or by email at

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