Wikipedia article on vehicle extrication. "Vehicle extrication is the process of removing the vehicle from around a person that has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or unadvisable."
70-page PDF document. Includes information and pictures on vehicle extraction on different scenarios.
27-slide PPT presentation. Presentation on Extrication From Motor Vehicle based on the book Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response.
"Creating a wider and more in-line path of egress for patient removal has resulted in a recent trend of total side removals at extrication incidents involving four-door vehicles. At a recent training session at the St. Andrews (SC) Fire Department, a student asked how that concept would apply to a two-door vehicle."
Article which describes tools used on auto extrication. Also provides pictures.
"The Kendrick Extraction Device, or KED, is designed to completely immobilize the spine while a victim is extracted from a potentially dangerous situation."
"As the first in responders to a motor vehicle accident, we must conduct inner and outer hazard checks of the vehicle(s) involved. After finding and disabling any hazards, our personnel begin to stabilize the vehicle and patient. We let the Medics begin their assessment of the patient and we, as rescuers, jump into the process of extrication."
39-slide PDF presentation. A detailed presentation on vehicle extrication.
Video length: 5 min 14 secs. Video shows how TVF&R firefighters typically respond to a MVC with entrapment.
Video length: 6 min 18 secs. Lifting the dash incorporating an upper rail cut, using dedicated spreaders.