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Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

Vehicle Extrication

Response to vehicle extrication emergencies is provided by 6 rescue units with crews that are trained to safely remove victims from situations involving entrapment or entanglement.

These crews are trained to use specialized equipment such as high pressure airlift bags, hydraulic rams, cutters, spreaders, winches and an assortment of hand tools. Patients are safely protected and immobilized prior to extrication which occurs in collaboration with medical response personnel


Last update: February 17, 2016