Here Is How Skeena Firefighters Train To Rescue People From A Crushed Car

Those are some awesome ‘auto extrication’ skills.

[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]

As part of their ongoing training, some of the members of the Prince Rupert Fire/Rescue Department had a chance to practice their skills in auto extrication, the process of determining the safest way to take an occupant of a vehicle out of danger’s way or towards medical attention if required.

In a recent post on the PRFD Facebook page, you can get a glimpse into some of the work required as part of the training session. 

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The pictorial provides a quick glimpse of some of the challenges that are faced on such calls.

Through the year, members of the PRFD are constantly upgrading their skills and training for whatever emergency response is required when the alarms ring at the First Avenue West Fire Hall.

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