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Friday, 20 May 2022 11:03

Pennsylvania First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills Through NABC First F.R.E.E.™ Program

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More than 50 first responders from fire departments in Womelsdorf, PA, and surrounding areas gathered May 14 for a hands-on demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication, preparing them to provide the best response for car accident victims, all thanks to the National Auto Body Council® (NABC) F.R.E.E.™ program, D & R Auto Body, Farmers Insurance and HURST Jaws ofLife.

When drivers in Womelsdorf 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 First Responder Emergency Extrication program (F.R.E.E.) 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.

D & R Auto Body in Womelsdorf hosted the first responders. Farmers Insurance provided the vehicles, and HURST Jaws of Life supplied the classroom education and extrication demonstration. 

 

Source: NABC