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Auto Extrication

All front-line pumpers in Peterborough are equipped with specific auto extrication tools (i.e. Jaws of Life). All firefighters are trained in the use of these tools, as well as the hazards found in the latest automobiles. These items include air bags, pressurized bumpers, and pressurized seatbelt containers.

When a motor vehicle accident happens, 2 rescue pumpers are dispatched. When the 1st rescue pumper arrives, they survey the scene and begin to extinguish any fires, then stabilize the vehicle, provide first aid, and extricate the victim.

The 2nd rescue pumper provides back-up assistance. The general practice is not to "remove the victims from the car", but to "remove the car away from the passengers". (E.g. cut the roof and doors off).
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