Vehicle Extrication - The Next Generation

Vehicle Extrication - The Next Generation is a new book from Rescue Consultant Ian Dunbar in partnership with LUKAS Hydraulik GmbH. Released on June 30th, 2020, the 290 page, hard cover book provides comprehensive guidance for those involved in the rescue

Next Generation: IAN DUNBAR and the LUKAS RESCUE TEAM
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In addition to covering the technical aspects of extrication, safety, vehicle construction, technology and electrification along with a wide range of technical processes and evolutions, Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation looks in detail at other factors that contribute to safe and successful outcomes. These include extrication planning, human factors, training (how we can improve our approach to training and preparedness).

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation is based on a revised version of the team approach to vehicle extrication – The Team Approach v2.0 which Ian originally conceived in 2016 and has continued to develop. This new approach considers our increased understanding of modern vehicles and the patient. Both of which (along with our skills, abilities, tools, and equipment) have advanced greatly in the last 30 years since the original team approach was developed.

Because vehicle extrication is a truly multi-agency process, Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation has been written not only for fire and rescue personnel, but also with prehospital clinicians in mind and considers paramedics and doctors who routinely respond to the scene.

Ian says “It would be easy to spend the next few hundred pages just considering the technical aspects of rescue, but this would be completely inappropriate and for that reason, I have written this book with pre-hospital clinicians in mind. Whether you are a paramedic or doctor who practices in the pre-hospital environment, there is no aspect of extrication that does not apply to you; you are a fundamental part of the process”

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation provides comprehensive guidance on many of the most practiced technical evolutions and processes used during vehicle extrication. In the book, they are presented as ‘data sheets’ each of which has a web link to take you directly to an instructional video and pdf download. You can print the pdf and use it during training sessions rather than getting your book dirty!

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation is written not only with current emergency responders in mind but considers the future practitioners in both technical and medical aspects of vehicle extrication.

Ian says “I simply do not accept that emergency responders from all agencies should be trained in the same approach that was first taught in the 1990’s. We must evolve to more adequately prepare not only current emergency responders but also the next generation of rescuers”

Vehicle Extrication – The Next Generation is/will be available at

About the Author

Ian Dunbar joined the UK Fire and Rescue Service in 1992 and spent nearly 20 years in front line operations and as a specialist instructor in the field of technical rescue and trauma care. Following volunteer roles with The United Kingdom Rescue Organization (UKRO), World Rescue Organization (WRO) and one of the world‘s leading prehospital trauma faculties, Ian decided to make the difficult decision to leave the fire service and established himself as a technical and medical rescue consultant.

During this time, he worked in more than one hundred countries, authored his first best-selling book ‘Vehicle Extrication Techniques’ and wrote dozens of articles and blogs focusing on all aspects of vehicle extrication. He worked on projects with emergency services, volunteer organizations, the military and private industry as well as being part of a research team with Federation Internationale de l‘Automobile (FIA) during the introduction of the ‘Halo’ protection into Formula One.

Since 2011 Ian has worked with manufacturers of hydraulic rescue equipment and assisted with the design of several innovative products. In 2016 he joined the TOCA Safety Team as a technical rescue specialist. The team covers the British Touring Car Championship, the 3rd oldest motorsports formula in the world. From 2018 - 2019 Ian was Head of Curriculum (Firefighter Core Skills) at the world-renowned Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh UK and was responsible for redesigning the extrication training content. In January 2020 Ian joined the Fédération Internationale de l‘Automobile (FIA) in Geneva as a Rescue Specialist and works within the Medical and Rescue department.
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