Vehicle Stabilization Training at Gamber
By Public Information Officer Clay Myers
March 31, 2017

Specialized training was the focus on Thursday evening, March 30, 2017. Firefighters from Gamber & Community Fire Co. drilled on vehicle stabilization and extrication.

A donated Ford SUV was used for members to practice their skills. The vehicle was turned on its side to simulate a collision with possible people trapped inside.

Under the direction of Captain Alan Barnes and Training Officer Frank Smith, members used struts, blocks, wedges, and other tools to stabilize the vehicle. Once that was completed, firefighters used the Hurst rescue tool system to remove the roof and doors. The training session went from 7:00 to just after 9:30 pm.

Units: Engine 134, Dive Unit 13, Duty 13, LS 13