First responders are often a dream come true for individuals involved in an accident. Those who have been in serious car accidents, the kind that require rescuers to use the jaws of life to free them from the wreckage, are generally grateful for the knowledge and capability these first responders have. With traffic and associated traffic accidents reportedly on the rise in Minot, local firefighters, along with other firefighters across the state, have been involved in increased training in order to be better prepared to help the victims of these accidents.
New tools and technology are available to help in the process of extricating people who are trapped in their vehicles after an accident. Hydraulic tools and saws are generally the tools used for cutting through a vehicle, but knowing exactly where to place them and how to use them properly will help speed up the process, allowing victims to be treated faster. Along with tools training, lessons learned during these sessions also include protecting the victims from the elements.