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Firefighters practice the 'Jaws of Life' in extrication training

Firefighters practiced two different ways to save patients trapped in their cars.

Posted: Mar 27, 2019 6:32 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- New Rural Metro firefighters are getting more hands on training when it comes to rescuing crash victims out of cars. Rural metro held an extrication training with AMR. They practiced two different ways to save patients trapped in their cars. One on call firefighter played the role of the patient in both scenarios. Michael Leib said even though this was just a training, it was incredibly scary. 

"[The firefighters] were very reassuring and kept talking to me so I really thought I was in an accident," added Leib.

“You want to help them,” said recruiting firefighter Alan Zeltvay. “You want to be that person that they are calling for to be there to help them and not make the situation worse and calm them down.”

Rural Metro Fire holds a training like this annually. Cascade Metal Recycle donated the cars used in this training.

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