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    A little off the subject, but beware of fuel lines and BATTERY CABLES running along the door sill areas. Some newer cars have the batteries in the back seat or trunk areas, and it would be BAD to cut through these things!

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    R.A. Ricciuti, Firefighter
    Mt. Lebanon Fire Department
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    Look around at some of the other topic strings in here. Such as the discussions on air conditioner lines in the "B" post. Check on the topics: "freon lines/ac" from December 15, 1999 and "Freon Injury" from December 9, 1999.

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    Richard Nester
    Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.


    [This message has been edited by MetalMedic (edited April 03, 2000).]

    [This message has been edited by MetalMedic (edited April 03, 2000).]

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    THE ONLY LINE I HAVE HEARD OF IN THE A POST IS A DRIP LINE FOR THE SUN ROOF.

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    Well to answer your question I would have to say that I have been working on car's for 15 years and have never seen a car with fuel lines in the roof panals or the posts at all. As far as mini-vans with rear heat/ac the coolant lines and ac lines allways run under the vehicle on the frame or under the floorboard area.

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    For valid information regarding SRS, please visit www.Extrication.com. Post some questions of their forum.

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    There have been some discussion about fuel lines in "A" posts in some other Topic strings in this forum. From what I have learned, some foreign manufacturers have run fuel lines through the "A" post for reasons beyond my comprehension. Along the same topic, you also need to be aware of lines running coolant (whatever freon replacement was used) through any post in vehicles such as mini-vans that have a rear air conditioner.

    As always... full protective clothing AND a charged hand line should be in place on ALL extrications.

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    Richard Nester
    Orrville (OH) Fire Dept.

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    I Have not heard of fuel lines in the A or B
    Post but there are cars that have
    lines that run down these Posts from small
    cylinders that provide the propellent for the vechicles side mounted air bags or side impact air bags. the ones I heard about are SAAB
    At any rate cutting one of these maybe all
    it takes to deploy the undeployed air bag
    {A BAD THING FOR TRAPPED VICTIM AND THEIR RESCUER}

    You have the Key to being a good firefighter, when you don't know, ask and learn.

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    rescuer safety concerning fuel lines in A-post and roof

    I am interested in getting some information about the new automobiles on the road that have fuel lines running through the doors, A-posts, roof, or any other safety concerns for rescuers. If you have any opinions, facts, websites, or knowledge of this subject, please let me know.
    Thank you.
    Michael Anderson

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