LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS PARTICIPATE IN TRAINING

On January 19th, 2011 the Wildwood and North Wildwood Fire Departments conducted an 8-hour vehicle extrication training class.  This class was designed to up-date firefighters in tactics utilized during motor vehicle crashes.  Areas of training included the use of extrication equipment, also known as the Jaws of Life, air lifting bags, vehicle stabilization, air rescue tools and patient care.  All firefighters rotated through various stations demonstrating competency in use of the tools.  The training also included an hour and a half power point presentation prior to the hands-on portion.  Annually, the Wildwood and North Wildwood Fire Departments respond to approximately 30 motor vehicle crashes that require extrication from vehicles involved.

In all over 30 career, part-time and volunteer firefighters participated.

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