Members of the DeKalb Fire Department Extrication Team recently participated in a training exercise
"This training involved an Advanced Vehicle Extrication scenario at night at the DeKalb County Fire Department's main station," said Lt Bradley Mullinax, Extrication Team Leader for the DeKalb County Fire Department.
"Our department is devoted to training our members to the highest possible level so hopefully we are prepared for a variety of different rescue operations," he said. "This training drill tested our members ability to stabilize multiple vehicles in less than perfect conditions such as the night hours when scene lighting is extremely limited and then perform a rescue operation to remove a trapped victim.The training was a success that left our team members more educated on a variety of vehicle rescue techniques," said Lt. Mullinax.
The DeKalb County Fire Dept's vehicle rescue team is currently made up of 30 members of the DeKalb County Fire Department. "Vehicle extrication is just one of the many rewarding opportunities offered by the fire department to help the members of our community," added Lt. Mullinax.