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Buttress Stabilization of a Roof-Resting Passenger Vehicle

Buttress Stabilization – Part IV

By Cris Pasto | Jun 18, 2020

This is part four of a four-part series on buttress stabilization equipment and techniques.  The previous segments covered quite extensively buttress stabilization of the side-resting passenger vehicle.  Here we will explore buttress stabilization of a roof-resting passenger vehicle.  The basic concepts we covered in the previous sections regarding buttress stabilization hold true here and will…

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BUTTRESS STABILIZATION

Buttress Stabilization – Part III

By Cris Pasto | Jun 18, 2020

In the first two segments of this series we discussed equipment and techniques used in buttress stabilization of side-resting vehicles.  In this section we will take a look at the potential forces buttress equipment is exposed to in 3-point side-resting passenger vehicle stabilization.  The particular forces we will look at include the compressive column loads…

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Buttress Stabilization Accessories

Buttress Stabilization – Part II

By Cris Pasto | Jun 18, 2020

This is part two of a four-part series on buttress stabilization equipment and techniques.  In the last segment we discussed equipment selection criteria and defined the 3-point stabilization technique for buttress stabilization of a side-resting passenger vehicle.  In this segment we discuss buttress end fittings, base restraints, and various accessories which will aid in the…

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Buttress Stabilization - Red Car Side

Buttress Stabilization – Part 1

By Cris Pasto | Jun 18, 2020

This is part one of a four part series on passenger vehicle stabilization using buttress type stabilization.  The first segment will discuss criteria for equipment selection and define the 3-point stabilization technique for side-resting vehicles.  The second segment will continue on the topic of side-resting vehicle stabilization in more specific detail.  The third segment will…

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Storage and Maintenance of Struts & Straps

Storage and Maintenance of Struts & Straps

By Cris Pasto | Jun 18, 2020

Download Printer-Friendly Version In order to complete a successful rescue, all equipment must be in working order. Along with struts, ratchet straps play an important role in vehicle stabilization and that’s why they are included in every Res-Q-Jack kit purchase. Below are a few tips on making sure your struts and straps are in good…

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Res-Q-Jack Struts Assist In Rescuing Trapped Driver - Semi

Res-Q-Jack Struts Assist in Rescuing Trapped Driver

By Brian Pappalardo | Jun 18, 2020

Download Printer-Friendly Version Kathy Graves of Rutledge, Tenn., survived a horrific accident involving a logging truck and is alive today, thanks in part, to Res-Q-Jack tools. In July of 2016, Kathy’s red Ford Mustang collided with a logging truck in Morristown, Tenn., and the truck and its load tipped over on the Mustang, trapping Kathy…

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Stabilization Starts From the Ground Up - Bus

Stabilization Starts from the Ground Up

By Cris Pasto | Jun 17, 2020

Download Printer-Friendly Version As an instructor in the application of Res-Q-Jack lifting and stabilization struts, unintended vehicle movement is what I aim to eliminate. I teach a few quick lifts with a wheel resting car. A successful evolution requires a car that can’t roll away. I’ve too often found that we are either short on…

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Res-Q-Jack's Rigorous Testing Could Help Shape Industry Standard

Res-Q-Jack’s Rigorous Testing Could Help Shape Industry Standards

By Brian Pappalardo | Jun 17, 2020

Download Printer-Friendly Version Res-Q-Jack has set the bar high in testing their struts, and now they are encouraging the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to consider elements of Res-Q-Jack’s tough testing model as it establishes the industry standard. Cris Pasto, the founder of the struts who continues to work in new product development and training,…

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Super X-Strut Heavy Duty Vehicle Stabilization Strut 4

Are Composite Struts Appropriate for the Extrication Environment?

By Cris Pasto | Jun 16, 2020

Download Printer-Friendly Version If you are considering pultruded Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composite struts, please consider the following. We want to be sure you are familiar with not only the advantages of such materials, but also the not so desirable characteristics. With this knowledge you can make an informed decision on your strut material selection.…

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