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David Hicks

Graphic Designer of "Principles of Passenger Vehicle Extrication, 5th Edition"

February 6, 2023

David Hicks is a Senior Graphic Designer III with Fire Protection Publications at Oklahoma State University. He has been with Fire Protection Publications for almost five years. He and wife Anna, have three children between them and foster dogs for the Cimarron Valley Human Society and Stillwater Humane Society (190 so far). David graduated from OSU in 1990 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design and has worked at Nowata Publishing, Stillwater NewsPress and CareerTech Printing. David has also been teaching Adobe product classes for Meridian Technology Center since 2013. He enjoys playing softball, fishing and traveling with his family.

IFSTA’s Principles of Passenger Vehicle Extrication, 5th Edition, provides rescue personnel with an understanding of the current challenges, techniques, skills and equipment available for the safe and effective extrication of victims trapped in passenger vehicles. This manual teaches passenger vehicle extrication in three levels of capability by orientation or vehicle position and follows the same linear sequence a rescuer will encounter at a vehicle extrication incident from size-up through disentanglement. Now as a standalone book without heavy vehicle extrication, this manual includes changes in chapter contents, concepts taught, best practices followed, new skill sheets and new steps in performing skills so it is more usable by the student and instructor. This textbook is appropriate for firefighters, law enforcement personnel, Emergency Medical Services personnel, industrial and transportation emergency response members, public works and utility employees, military responders, and rescue personnel.


Last Updated: 9 February 2023