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Firefighters learn safe car extraction techniques

Local firefighters learned the dos and don'ts of extracting victims from new hybrid and electric vehicles. (Source: KSLA News 12) Local firefighters learned the dos and don'ts of extracting victims from new hybrid and electric vehicles. (Source: KSLA News 12)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

ArkLaTex first responders and firefighters learned Tuesday the dos and don'ts when extracting victims from newer model electric and hybrid vehicles.

Hands on training began after dark at 6:30 p.m.at CBS Collision in Bossier City.

"This is giving the firemen an opportunity to have hands-on experience in a controlled environment where they can feel confident in making these cuts, " said Elissa Larremore, owner CBS Collision. 

The purpose of the training was to update first responders on vehicle design and technology. Cars equipped with high-strength steel were used for the demonstrations. 

Four brand new vehicles including a late model Audi hybrid were destroyed for training purposes. State Farm Insurance donated two vehicles for training. 

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