Extrication Concerns. Hybrid / Electric SRS (airbags) High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights. Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. Have Parallel Electric Systems 12 Volt High Voltage DC + 110/220 AC 12V system controls: ignition, lighting, radio
Hybrid / Electric
High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights
All vehicles on the road today have a 12V system with a battery.
All systems of concern can be safely disabled by removing the 12V battery from the circuit.
Hybrid Electric Vehicle concerns are reduced to common concerns.
Slight variation in our current procedure can address all concerns
Park apparatus as decided
Engage compressor (autobalance or fixed)
Open tank to pump and re-circ valves
Set wheel chocks
Set Cones (if time)
Charge attack line when requested
Man the attack line when flow is established by nozzle.
When relieved, set cones and man engine.
On Scene Size up and establish IC as needed
Perform walk around of incident
all the way around if possible
check under vehicles
direct crew to place chocks
PT access as possible
Put vehicle in Park
Set emergency brake if possible.
Maximize PT access by using all electrical switches available (unlock doors, pop hood and trunk, windows down. Move electric seats if possible.
Turn key off – remove
Turn headlights off
Turn hazards on
Give crew OK to disconnect battery
Off air / doff packs if hazards clear
Stretch chosen line to safe distance with optimal coverage.
Get line charged and verify flow.
Give hand line to DO
Retrieve small MVA bag from engine and any remaining chocks/cribbing as needed.
Work with Tools/CL to stabilize, deflate tires
CL may divert to PT care
Get OK from CL to disconnect battery
Work with Tools to gain access to battery and disengage
If no battery access, clip wires from main fuse block
Confirm Hazards off
Continue with extrication / tool deployment as needed
Obtain Irons (halligan & axe)
Obtain step chocks and set on the primary vehicle
Work with Nozzle to get chocks set and tires deflated on all vehicles.
CL may divert to PT care
When CL OK’s, gain access to Battery
Confirm hazards off
Continue with tool deployment / extrication as needed.
Second due apparatus
Park out of traffic and outside the scene or inside the scene if access affords.
IC will direct to pack up or not
IC will direct to either PT care, extrication, or other needs
Most likely PT care
Bring forward med bags, backboards, towel rolls
Obtain the IC or CL plan for extrication, primary vehicle and primary PT designation.
Second or third due apparatus
Park to minimize traffic exposure and scene obstruction.
If first on scene, establish IC, size up, Consider 360?
If second On Scene assume IC
Get incident overview from CL
Extrication efforts and needs
What is the current plan and objective
Consider secondary survey for ejected or mobile PTs.
Third or fourth due apparatus
Park to protect the scene and extend scene
If no extrication or PT care needs, set more cones and assist with traffic control.