July 13, 2005

Volvo training can protect rescue workers at crash scenes

Toronto, Ontario – Volvo Car Corporation has announced a new program designed to train police, fire, paramedic and other emergency workers in how to real with potentially dangerous automobile safety equipment.

Although they are designed to protect lives, safety systems such as air bags can themselves be dangerous to rescuers if inadvertently deployed during attempts to extricate occupants trapped in damaged vehicles. Volvo has created a special manual which identifies the safety technologies included in Volvo cars since 1987, and how to disable them during extrication of crash victims. The Guidelines for Emergency Personnel Attending Traffic Accidents is available online from www.volvotechinfo.com.

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