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Firefighters getting training on saving car passengers this Saturday

May 3—The National Auto Body Council, a commerce affiliation for collision outlets, is conducting a First Responder Emergency Education program on Saturday that may give native firefighters tools training centered on getting to occupants trapped inside newer automobiles.

It will happen from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Auto Collision & Glass at 2200 Military Road. While it should primarily host the Niagara Falls Fire Department, different native departments are welcome to participate.

Hybrid and electrical automobiles have completely different gas methods from common gas-powered vehicles which can pose challenges to first responders arriving at an accident.

“Newer cars have newer lightweight steel that’s harder to cut,” stated spokesperson Jeffrey Marks. “With (extraction tools), they can normally cut with one slice. Now they have to do three or four.”

Genesis Rescue Systems will present the classroom training and extrication demonstration and the automobiles used are donated from GEICO Insurance.

The F.R.E.E. program has been supplied to fireplace departments throughout the nation since 2009, with Marks saying in May alone these are occurring in Indiana, Houston, and Omaha.

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