May 11th, 2013 – Eleven volunteer firefighters from the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department spent eight hours training on new vehicle extrication procedures. The course provided hands-on experience in the procedures and systems utilized during an automobile extrication.

Subjects covered include auto extrication, types of hand and power tools, removing windows, opening doors, removing roofs, pulling steering wheels, moving foot pedals, raising dashboards, pulling seats, stabilization of vehicles and simulated rescues of trapped victims.

“The course was put together as a resource tool to improve training”, said St. Amant Volunteer Fire Chief James LeBlanc. “We want our men and women to gain a better understanding of the current techniques available for the swift extrication of victims from a variety of scenarios where people can become trapped inside their vehicles.”