Vehicle extrication is not the practice of removing the entrapped patient
from the vehicle, but rather removing the vehicle from around the entrapped
patient. This practice is performed to protect the patient from further
injury. In any case of injury there is a time frame in which a person must
receive medical attention; often referred to as “the
golden hour of opportunity." We have the responsibility of offering
you, the patient, all we can. This is why our personnel train for hours
upon hours on the art of proficient vehicle extrication procedures.