Several Bell County Volunteer Fire Department (BCVFD) members participated in auto extrication training hosted at T & W Metals in Barbourville and owner Wayne Gambrel on April 19.
During the training program firefighters learned how to use tools to rescue trapped or pinned occupants of vehicles involved in wrecks or rollover accidents know normally to people as the (Jaws of Life) these tools are cutters, spreaders and rams.
Firefighters learned how to roll a roof, remove a car door and pull a dash. They also learned how important the roll of safety is not only for the person they are cutting out but also to the emergency personnel on scene. They also spent the day not only cutting up several cars, also learning about the use of wood for cribbing and several other stabilization techniques.
The training these firefighters received will help the BCVFD serve the citizens of Bell County better while helping with support with other emergency responding organizations with in our county or surrounding county’s. The class was taught by George Middelton and Adron Wilson.