The process of stabilization encompasses not only the vehicle, but the entire extrication process from arrival to termination. A systems approach to extrication has been developed around the stabilization theory. Stabilization, in this broader sense, is considered to have three phases: Scene stabilization; Vehicle stabilization; Patient stabilization. The tools and techniques used in vehicle extrication are applied to any situation where a patient must be removed from an area of entrapment. This class will especially focus on the use of cribbing, lifting airbags and struts.