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Vehicle Stabilization & Extrication Drill


Members of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department participated in a training drill in November, 2014 to work on vehicle stabilization & extrication techniques and to get some hands-on experience with many of the tools utilized during those incidents.


Firefighters stabilized the vehicle with both cribbing & struts and discussed the importance for vehicle stabilization.


Glass was removed with a variety of tools & techniques & the engine was accessed by cutting the hood with a K12 Saw (picture at top).


Firefighters had a chance to access doors & cut pillars with our combination Holmatro Hydraulic Rescue Tool.

Video of HPVFD Firefighter Billy Bright & Ex-Chief Tony Szemereta using the K12 Saw during the extrication drill:

Video of Ex-Chief Doug Watt using a Sawzall Tool to cut & remove the front windshield. Firefighters Billy Bright and Mordy Gershen are assisting:

HPVFD Firefighter David Seiden using the Holmatro Hydraulic Rescue Tool to open a door with Ex-Chief Doug Watt during the drill:

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