A group who’s dedicated their lives to helping others, the Puyallup Extrication Team, needs the public’s help to continue their training program.
Since 2000, the team has been training first responders in the art of extrication. This often includes training on how to use the ‘Jaws of Life’ to rescue people trapped as a result of car crashes.
“We’ve taught thousands of firefighters over the course of 20 years,” said Jeff Pugh, president of the Puyallup Extrication Team. Until recently, the nonprofit group of volunteers used a donated ‘Jaws of Life’ tool set to conduct their training. However last year, the company loaning the tools decided they could no longer continue to lend the tools out, so they took them back.