Come rain or shine emergencies can strike at any time, so why not train in adverse weather to prepare for it? On a rainy March 28, 2017 members of the Highland Park Volunteer Fire Department gathered for their monthly drill. This months topic was vehicle extrication. Ex-Chief Doug Watt instructed the members in various techniques as well as safety concerns while responding to motor vehicle accidents.
Crews practiced vehicle stabilization with cribbing and struts, creating purchase points, and the use of hydraulic combi tool to remove the doors and cut the pillars. The use of a reciprocating saw was also demonstrated to cut the roof pillars and fold the roof back. It was a great night of training for all. Special thanks to Metuchen Transmission for donating the vehicle and to George Logan’s Towing for transporting the vehicle!