Ian Dunbar
Ian Dunbar
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Ian spent 19 years in the UK Fire and Rescue Service, specialising in technical rescue and trauma care before becoming a technical and medical rescue consultant. He has worked in over 100 countries worldwide, authored a best-selling book and has been instrumental in the development of several innovative rescue tools. He is an associate tutor at the Fire Service College in the UK and is part of the TOCA Safety Team, covering all rounds of the British Touring Car Championship. Ian has worked with the FIA on the introduction of the ‘Halo’ into Formula 1. Ian is now owner and director of Ian Dunbar Training and Consultancy Ltd.

Extrication Planning – Part 2

In the previous article we looked at the initial stages of extrication planning and focused on the gathering of information, establishing our priorities, contriving the plan based on the initial and ongoing needs of the patient and communicating our findings.…

Airbag deployment during extrication

I have made a point of asking the question: ‘What is the most likely thing to cause us harm at the scene of any road traffic collision?’ and I would estimate that well over 90% of the time the answer…

Extrication planning – Part 1

Vehicle extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge and understanding in order to ensure a safe and successful outcome. Whilst it is heavily reliant on teamwork and multi-agency working, its ultimate success requires…

Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success.

The above quote is attributed to Henry Ford, who as most readers will know, became quite successful in the motor industry during the 20th century. He knew a thing or two about bringing people together to achieve a common goal.…

Reducing the burden of heavy rescue operations

The extrication of seriously trapped patients from a vehicle following a collision is a difficult and challenging job for even the most experienced rescue teams. Even though the last 25 years have seen a great advance in knowledge, techniques and…

The Changing Role of the Rescuer

I joined the fire and rescue service nearly a quarter of a century ago and since that time the industry has changed beyond all recognition. The only thing I identify with now is the history and tradition that will, quite…

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