Pulaski County responders get hands-on extrication training

  • Source: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
  • Published: 09/11/2018 10:40 PM

Dozens of fire and EMS responders gathered at Tuck's Collision in Pulaski on Tuesday to get hands-on practice rescuing people from vehicles. The event was called F.R.E.E, which stands for first responder emergency extrication. Specifically, it was intended to give local first responders a chance to work with modern vehicles that provide new challenges in emergencies. If done wrong, cutting the wrong part of an electric vehicle could shock the firefighter, or even cause an explosion. "It gives us a chance to cut on newer technology cars," said Pulaski Fire Chief Robbie Kiser. "The way the cars are being built nowadays, they're stronger. The metal is a whole lot different. It gives us a chance with newer tools to cut on them and the proper cutting techniques and the cutting placement of the cars."


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