Members of the fire company gathered for drill at Station 79 on Weds., March 12 for training on vehicle extrication skills. Through the generosity of Security and Data Technologies donating old vehicles, firefighters are able to use real techniques used in rescues.
Working on cutting vehicle parts with a range of tools both manual and power keeps skills sharp and helps with decision making on the scene.
Captain 79 Craig Lager works with firefighter Evan Birmingham on the procedure for cutting a windshield.
Both hydraulic power tools and hand tools were used in the drill.
Lt. 19 Don Talenti discusses strategies of extrication.
Debriefing at the end of the drill.