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  • Volvo S40 Impact Curtain

    Just thought I'd share this photo I took of a 2001 Volvo S40 gas-charged canister we found during roof removal. The driver side impact curtain had not deployed during the accident, so cutting into this would have not been pretty for us.


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    As always, remember to pry off interior trim looking for such items.

    Nice pictures.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    • #3
      Volvo S40

      This kind of picture really gets your attention! Since the side airbag and other SRS systems have come along, we use the catch phrase "Strip Before You Rip" to reinforce the need to strip that plastic back before you start cutting. I'm sure it won't be to long before we read a story of firefighters injured cutting these little "bombs".

      Stay Safe - Kernal

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      • #4
        Pic of the stored gas container for the side curtain in a 2004 Lincoln Aviator, between C and D post.
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        Daniel Furseth
        DeForest (WI)
        Safe And Fast Extrication, Inc.
        www.besafeinc.org

        "Extrication is like jazz. Improvisation based on fundamentals"

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        • #5
          BONES------> Amen ! to your comment. The new and old fellas need to sink this idea in NOW-----> ALWAYS strip the trim! (never say never and never say always. Right ?)

          I concur (GREAT photos maxgts)

          Be safe.

          Fraternally, Jordan
          "Making Sense with Common Sense"
          Motor Vehicle Rescue Consultants
          ( [email protected]) Jordan Sr.

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          • #6
            Great photos!
            Luke

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            • #7
              Removing the interior trim

              Hi!

              Removing the interior trim to identify the gas-generators is pretty easy with the tool you can see on the attached photo. Its not expensive and fits in every pocket or toolbox.
              Attached Files
              Jorg Heck
              Moditech Rescue Solutions B.V.
              http://www.moditech.com

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