Firefighters take turns learning how to use a hydraulic extractor Saturday at the Sissonville Fire and Rescue School at Sissonville High School. The first responders learned how to apply the equipment to various kinds of crashes common in West Virginia.
Firefighters work on a training scenario of two cars in a head-on collision on Saturday. Later, they would practice cutting open doors to free trapped occupants.
Jane Lew Fire Chief Eddie Taylor instructs a dozen firefighters on how to safely extract someone from a crushed or overturned vehicle. Taylor is the regional extrication and equipment specialist.