Supplemental Restraint Systems
How They Affect Our Rescue Efforts
A few books, training manuals and computer
programs are available today to inform rescuers of the location of the components and the dangers of these systems. Training has also been established worldwide; informing rescuers of the vital need
for such procedures as; electrical shut down, the 5-10-20 rule and the peel and peek technique. These are extremely important
and must be adhered to at all times, to safely mitigate an automotive accident.
do we go from here?
This course is designed to not only reinforce
our current training but, to give the more advanced rescuer the knowledge to make good decisions when he or she is faced with
a situation that may be above and beyond this training.
This course is designed to inform all
first responders, from basic through advanced, of the dangers involved in dealing with these systems, both before our standard
procedures are performed and in situations were these procedure can not be performed.
providers will learn little known information about the injuries and hidden dangers specifically related to SRS and their
individual components. The course will also inform EMS providers of the vital need for good assessment
and reporting skills and provide them with the tools and guidelines to perform these skills.
Attendees will have the opportunity to
actually handle multiple components of SRS and see how they work. They will understand the role each component plays in the
system and the dangers involved with each.
Along with power
point presentations and videos, attendees will interact in group activities and demonstrations that will prepare them to make
vital decisions when faced with critical situations on the scene of a vehicle collision.
Introduction to Supplemental
How airbags work
and how they affect our current training
Driver’s frontal SRS,
their sensors, and components
Passengers frontal SRS, their sensors, and components
Head protection SRS
Side impact SRS
Occupant positioning SRS
Rollover protection SRS
and deployable roll bars
EMS concerns for each of these systems and their components
Emphasis will be placed on our current rescue and EMS training and how these systems adversely affect that training.