Extrication Training

Local emergency response workers learned crucial techniques for extracting people from hairy situations.

  • Sep. 27, 2015 8:00 a.m.
Firefighters 'flapped' the roof of a mini-van to gain access to the inside of the entire vehicle.

Firefighters 'flapped' the roof of a mini-van to gain access to the inside of the entire vehicle.

Tri-Port fire departments took in auto extrication training weekend in Port Hardy Sept. 11 to Sept. 13. The course, which included 20 members from Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Port Alice and Zeballos, covered training on how to use the Jaws of Life and auto extrication techniques to rescue people in motor vehicle accidents. The same techniques would be used in structural collapses. The course was delivered by KJC Fire out of Errington. In the photograph, firefighters “flap” the roof of a mini-van to gain access to the inside of the entire vehicle.