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NABC F.R.E.E. Program, WIN Showcase Female-Led Extrication Education Team


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When drivers in Warner Robins, GA, and 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 National Auto Body Council (NABC) First Responder Emergency Education (F.R.E.E.) program helps prepare local first responder teams to rescue accident victims from these late-model vehicles. The program provides education and live demonstrations on working with high-strength steel, airbags, advanced restraint systems, onboard technology and safety around alternative fuel vehicles.
Five Star Collision Centers, at 999 Russell Pkwy in Warner Robins, hosted first responders May 22 from Warner Robins Fire Department, Houston County Fire Department, Crawford Fire Department, Monroe County Fire Department and Macon-Bibb County Fire Department for a special NABC F.R.E.E. education and guidance program.
“As a member of the community, we want to give back where we live and do business,” said Charel Lock, operations manager for Five Star Collision. “We are big advocates of training for our team members, and any time we can help provide training to help others advance their skills, we are there. We all want to help make drivers safer on the road, and our first responders are critical to that.”
Through a partnership with the Women’s Industry Network (WIN) and HURST Jaws of Life, the NABC F.R.E.E. event showcased the female-led extrication education team providing the demonstration, highlighting the role women play in emergency rescues. 


GEICO donated the vehicles for the hands-on demonstration and...

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