Extrication training held
Two-year certifications were received by 28 members of the Rugby Volunteer Fire Department and four Esmond firefighters at extrication training in Rugby on May 6.
Towner Fire Department training officer Bruce Fairbrother, a former squad leader, led the training as the group practiced with four cars and a van.
Firefighters learned how to properly run hydraulic Jaws of Life tools, splitters and other equipment required to help save people involved in vehicle wrecks.
“It’s a progressive group over there,” Fairbrother said. “It’s kind of impressive when you see how many people show up for training. You don’t see that often.”
Fairbrother said the goal is to get drivers and passengers extricated within 15 minutes without compromising the health of subjects.
Four firefighters took the four-hour course for the first time.
– Tribune Staff Report
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