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SCIT Fire Training 9-13-14

Joseph V. Sowmick - September 15, 2014

In an effort to provide bonus coverage, Team Observer joins with the Saginaw Chippewa Fire Department as they host their Seventh Annual Vehicle Extrication School on Saturday, September 13, 2014.  

“We had a number of different Fire Departments from across the State of Michigan that were in attendance,” SCIT Fire Chief Fred Cantu informs.  “All participants learned the latest techniques in vehicle stabilizations, patient packaging, new techniques for cutting cars with the latest technologies and the use of air tools in the fire service.  The information shared by Rescue Resources LLC instructors Kevin Sehlmeyer and David Noorman keeps our department and others well trained in situations we may encounter while in the field.”

Departments from the City of Standish, Edinville, Sterling, Shepherd, Clare, Benton Township, Flint, Mt. Morris, Albany, Homer, Alma, Auburn Hills, Plainfield, Port Huron, Denton Township and Ada Township participated in the training exercises.

“The SCIT Fire Department currently has the longest running extrication school of its kind in the State of Michigan,” SCIT Fire Sgt. Brian Kelly explains.  “Our firefighters know we need to be ready for these critical load and go situations and to continue to train on the latest equipment and stay current with the technology is important for our department.

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