Struts in Action

We get a lot of great feedback about our struts from rescue personnel in the field. Below are pictures and testimonials from real accident scenes. Click on the links below to view information and photos.

We would love to post your extrication pictures, videos and stories too. Please mail or email them to us and be sure to give us permission to use them.

Email: Lydia@rescue42.com or mail to: Rescue 42, Inc. | PO Box 1242 | Chico, CA 95927


  • Vehicle Rollover

    “I am very proud to tell you we are purchasing...

  • Two Vehicle Accident
    Rank: Mundelein, IL. - June 2012

    We have just returned from a 2-vehicle MVI with entrapment...

  • Single Vehicle Stabilization
    Rank: Harbison, CA - December 2011

    Firefighters from Lakeside’s Lake Jennings fire station were called to...

  • Rollover Accident
    Rank: Maricopa, AZ - January 2012

    A two-vehicle crash on John Wayne Parkway Wednesday sent three...

  • Down an embankment

    Lakeside, CA – March 2014 Firefighters located a vehicle that...

  • Single Vehicle Rollover
    Rank: Vancouver, WA - January 2012

    One woman was stuck in her car Thursday morning after...

  • Pickup Extrication
    Rank: Windsor, CO - March 2012

    A 29-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was transported to...

  • Tanker Rollover
    Rank: Bowie, MD - December 2011

    Press Release: Route 3 in Bowie reopened Tuesday after a...

  • Snowy Rollover

    Mishawaka, IN – Feb, 2014 The Penn Township Fire Department...

  • I-8 Highway Rollover
    Rank: San Diego, CA - November 2010

    A single vehicle rollover accident on I-8 at Lake Jennings...

  • Two Passenger Extrication
    Rank: San Diego, CA - January 2012

    Lakeside firefighters rescued two passengers from a rollover accident February...

  • Vehicle Rollover
    Rank: Crupmton, MD - January 2012

    Just after 10:00 hours, Kent Station-3 ,Rescue/Engine, along with Kent...

  • Vehicle on it’s Roof
    Rank: Roseville, CA - February 2012

    A driver suffered moderate injuries following a rollover crash Monday...

  • Vehicle Accident CA
    Rank: Merced, CA - February 2012

    Thought I would share the pictures from our recent vehicle...

  • Rollover and Entrapment
    Rank: Crupmton, MD - February 2012

    Crumpton Volunteers were dispatched 301 at 544 for a MVC...

  • Truck up a pole
    Rank: Soledad, CA - January 2012

    This pick-up truck had veered off the exit ramp of...

  • Bridge Wreck – Atlanta
    Rank: Atlanta, GA - July 2011

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta fire officials say two people were...

  • Lake Oswego Extrication
    Rank: Lake Oswego, WA - September 2010

    LAKE OSWEGO — Firefighters cut driver out of the wreckage...

  • Vancouver Crash
    Rank: Vancouver, BC - July 2011

    Rescuers arrived to a one-vehicle car crash in the Shumway...

  • Big Rig Extrication
    Rank: Marysville, CA - May 2011

    Overturned big rig this morning just up the road from...

  • Tree Through Home
    Rank: Springfield, OR - March 2011

    Springfield Oregon Tower 3 responded to assist our medic unit...

  • Alaska Snow Rescue
    Rank: Houston, AK - March 2011

    Houston (Alaska) Fire Department is a strong believer in Rescue...

  • Man vs. Van
    Rank: Manatee County, FL - February 2011

    Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue, B Shift – Motorcycle vs a...

  • Churchville Fire Rescue
    Rank: Churchville, NY - May 2010

    Here are some pitchures from the tractor trailer wreck recovery...

  • Ditch Rescue
    Rank: Jenks, OK - May 2010

    We responded to the call of a rollover with a...

  • Greencastle Extrication
    Rank: Greencastle, PA - December 2010

    Attached are two images from a 12/18/10 auto accident- vehicle...

  • Semi Rollover Crushes Vehicle
    Rank: Clio, MI - January 2011

    CLIO — It was a dramatic rescue Tuesday morning as...

  • Westminster Culvert Rescue
    Rank: Westminster, CA - September 2010

    Three High School Students Involved in Westminster Pickup Accident. One...

  • Car Under Train Tressel
    Rank: Warsaw, IN - September 2010

    This is a accident that C shift did the other...

  • Mount Laurel Rescue
    Rank: Mount Laurel , NJ - June 2010

    Pictures of the Mount Laurel rescue below...

  • Arizona Bus Crash
    Rank: Ahwatukee, AZ - March 2010

    The crash happened about 5:30 a.m. on westbound Interstate 10...

  • Complex Stabilization
    Rank: Milwaukie, OR - Fewbruary 2010

    Trapped man freed after harrowing rescue along Hwy 99 –...

  • Stack Rescue
    Rank: Manchester Stack Rescue - November 2009

    Manchester, Ct Fire Rescue EMS shift 3 members responded to...

  • Car Crashed into House
    Rank: Shoreline, WA - August 2009

    Northshore Fire Department – Shoreline, WA This incident was a...

  • Truck Down a Hill
    Rank: Perrysburg, OH - October 2009

    I was on the first arriving unit and I was...

  • Bridge Post Accident
    Rank: Soledad, CA - May 2009

    Here are the pics of the rescue 42 in action....

  • Structural Support
    Rank: Maryland - September 2009

    Question: I figured that I would pose this question to...

  • South Metro Recovery
    Rank: Denver CO - June 2009

    This was B-Shift Tower 34 from South Metro Fire Rescue...

  • Rollover
    Rank: Westville, NJ - June 2009

    Rescue Company on scene of a vehicle that had rolled...

  • Huge Semi Rescue
    Rank: Alberta Canada – June 2009

    We had the crane lift the truck frame off of...

  • Car Off the Road
    Rank: Blue Lake, CA – May 2008

    Blue Lake Fire Protection District Responded to a report of...

  • Tanker Rollover
    Rank: Chico, CA - April 2008

    At about 7:25 am, a double trailer truck hauling gasoline...

  • Highway Rollover
    Rank: Chico, CA - September 2009

    City of Chico Fire Department – Rollover accident on HWY...

  • Taxi Under Rig
    Rank: Manchester, CT - March 2008

    On Monday, March 24th, 2008 at approximately 1:50 pm, members...

  • Car vs Pole

    Car vs. pole with entrapment. Compact car completely sheared off...

  • Double Semi Accident
    Rank: Gig Harbor, WA. - November 2008

    Semi crosses over center line and rolls onto another semi....

  • Snow Rollover
    Rank: Madison, Mn. - December 2006

    Madison Fire Department – Madison, Mn. On Saturday 12/17/05 two...

  • Snow Rescue
    Rank: Adams, NY - March 2008

    On Saturday March 1st at approx. 15:20 pm we responded...

  • Trencher Entrapment
    Rank: Branson, MO - September 2008

    On Sunday September 28, 2008 Western Taney County Fire District...

  • SUV Down Embankment
    Rank: Camdem, NJ - November 2008

    Philly Fire News: Deputy Chief Gilmore (402) reported an SUV...

  • Corona Tree Wrap
    Rank: Corona, CA - July 2008

    That T/C occurred at 0530, two teenage males lost control...

  • Fairbanks Stabilization
    Rank: Fairbanks, AK - January 2008

    Fairbanks Fire Department – Fairbanks, AK MVA- Cowles and Airport...

  • Hooversville Tanker Rollover
    Rank: Shade Township PA - October 2008

    Two firefighters were taken to the hospital after a tanker...

  • Multi Vehicle Accident
    Rank: Parker CO - February 2008

    This was a multi vehicle accident on Interstate 25. We...

  • Overturned Car
    Rank: Redlands, CA - September 2008

    Attached are photos from a two vehicle T/C that occurred...

  • Wyoming Extrication
    Rank: Green River, WY - July 2008

    Happened upon wreck 3-5 minutes after it happened. Area is...

  • Rainy Day Rescue
    Rank: Scotts Valley, CA - February 2008

    Scotts Valley FD – Scotts Valley, CA We just placed...

  • Truck in a Ditch
    Rank: Smithfield, VA - May 2008

    I am attaching a few [pictures] from a recent overturned...

  • Yuba City Rescue
    Rank: Yuba City, CA - February 2008

    On February 11, we responded to a vehicle accident on...

  • Stacked Car Accident
    Rank: Menloe Park, CA. - May 2008

    We recently used your Rescue 42’s on a vehicle accident....

  • Tanker Support
    Rank: Walla Walla, WA - August 2007

    Thought you might want to see an actual under-ride we...

  • Rollover Car Crash
    Rank: Calgary, AB. - July 2007

    Just wanted to share some photos I have of a...

  • Car on its Side
    Rank: Wadsworth, Oh. - January 2007

    Wadsworth Fire Department – Wadsworth, Oh. – January 2007...

  • Folsom Rescue
    Rank: Folsom, CA. October 2007

    I work for Folsom Fire and met you at the...

  • Technician Level Rescue
    Rank: Redlands, CA. - March 2007

    Redlands Fire Department – Redlands, CA. Here some pictures of...

  • Big Rig Rollover
    Rank: Redwood Meadow, AB. - April 2007

    Redwood Meadows Emergency Services – Redwood Meadow, AB. This incident...

  • Van Accident
    Rank: San Jose, CA. - January 2007

    San Jose Fire Department – San Jose, CA. Some great...

  • Car on Side
    Rank: Santa Clara, CA. - January 2007

    Santa Clara Car On Its Side San Jose Fire Department-...

  • Highway Rescue
    Rank: Scotts Valley, CA. - December 2007

    Scotts Valley FD – Scotts Valley, CA. We just placed...

  • West Covina Chain Saddle
    Rank: West Corvina, CA. - August 2007

    West Covina FD – West Corvina, CA. Photo from recent...

  • Highway rollover

    Dane County, WI – May, 2012 Verona Fire and Fitch-Rona...

  • Car In A Tree
    Rank: Winters CA - March 2007

    Dixon & Winters Fire Department, Winters CA The car came...

  • Car through a house
    Rank: Schenectady, NY- November 2006

    Carman Volunteer Fire Department, Schenectady, NY On Friday, November 10th...

  • Tractor Trailer Crash
    Rank: Lyons, NY. - February 2006

    Lyons Fire Department – Lyons, NY. On Friday, February 17,...

  • Manchester Rescue
    Rank: Manchester, Ct. - 2006

    Manchester Fire Department – Manchester, Ct. Late night roll-over rescue....

  • Hayfork Tree Wrap
    Rank: Weaverville, CA. - 2006

    CDF & Hayfork Fire Department – Weaverville, CA....

  • State Road Rescue
    Rank: Monroe County NY - November 2006

    Webster MVA, Monroe County NY Photos courtesy Brad Cowen, Staff...

  • Vehicle Rollover

    Huntington Beach, CA – January 2011 A vehicle rollover blocked...

  • Multi Vehicle Crash

    Newport Beach, CA – February 2010 Three people were sent...

  • SUV rollover

    Fullerton, CA – December 2009 An occupant inside a Nissan...

  • Don’t park there

    Manchester, CT – Nov,2009 New London County fire fighters responded...