Monday, 03 January 2022 13:40

West Plains, MO, First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills through NABC F.R.E.E. Program

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More than 35 first responders from West Plains, MO, and surrounding areas gathered recently for a hands-on demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication, preparing them to provide the best response for car accident victims.

The demonstration was thanks to the National Auto Body Council® (NABC) First Responder Emergency Extrication™ (F.R.E.E.) program, CARSTAR Gobel’s Collsion, Allstate Insurance and Genesis Rescue Systems.


When drivers in West Plains and the surrounding areas have an accident, they rely on the community’s first responders to be there to help them to safety. And when they are driving a late-model vehicle with numerous airbags, advanced technology or electric/hybrid engines, the rescue can be more challenging.
The NABC F.R.E.E. program helps first responders stay abreast of the rapid changes in vehicle design, including high-strength steel, airbags, advanced restraint systems and onboard technology. Alternative fuel systems found in electric and hybrid vehicles present new challenges for first responders on the accident scene.
CARSTAR Gobel’s Collsion at 1631 Old Airport Road, West Plains, hosted the first responders.
Allstate Insurance provided the vehicles, and Genesis Rescue Systems supplied the classroom education and extrication demonstration.


Source: NABC