A ‘Crash’ Course Firefighters hone rescue techniques

9:25 am December 20th, 2012

Photo by Laura Colvin
Firefighters from around the valley listen as an instructor talks about techniques for preventing sudden destabilization after a hoisted vehicle unexpectedly dropped to the ground during the training.

Photo by Laura Colvin
Kuna firefighters practice using the stabilization equipment sometimes necessary to rescue a victim trapped after a crash.

About 40 firefighters from districts around the Treasure Valley converged in Kuna last week to participate in a vehicle stabilization class. After the Saturday morning classroom portion of the training, held at Kuna Middle School, firefighters returned to Kuna Fire Station No. 1, where they had an opportunity to hone vehicle stabilization and extrication techniques with 12 junk cars, positioned as they might be found on a crash scene.

In addition to Kuna firefighters, rescue personnel from Melba, Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Eagle, Emmett, Murphy/Reynolds/Wilson Creek and other districts also attended the daylong session.

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