Monday, 16 August 2021 15:15

Crash Champions Hosts NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication Event in Shawnee, KS

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Crash Champions, LLC, one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies, hosted a National Auto Body Council® (NABC) First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) event for local first responders Aug. 12 in Shawnee, KS.

The event provided hands-on training of new model vehicle cutting techniques, addressing high-strength steel and composite materials, multiple airbags, onboard technology and changing vehicle design.


The vehicles for the program were donated by Farmers Insurance, and Genesis Rescue provided the classroom education and extrication demonstration.


“When you work in the collision repair industry, you gain an even greater appreciation for the selfless and life-saving work that first responders do every day,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “These brave men and women are pillars within our communities, and Crash Champions is incredibly proud to partner with NABC® in order to help these heroes complete their jobs in a safer and more efficient way.”


“Given the growing popularity of next-generation vehicles and the unique safety concerns of these cars, the hands-on experience that the NABC F.R.E.E. program provides our team is invaluable,” said Doug Hereford, acting captain of the Kansas City, KS, fire department. “We want to make sure our first responders are prepared for any situation involving any vehicle type, and real-world exercises in a controlled setting are crucial to this mission and helping us stay ready.”

For more information about Crash Champions, visit www.crashchampions.com.


Source: Crash Champions