Sidmouth Fire Station carries out car rescue drill

Sidmouth Fire Station carry out a rescue drill.

Sidmouth Fire Station carry out a rescue drill. - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth firefighters were put through their paces on Tuesday in a road traffic collision exercise.

Sidmouth Fire Station carry out a rescue drill.

Sidmouth Fire Station carry out a rescue drill. - Credit: Archant

Watch manager Steve Crabb set the crew the task of rescuing an imaginary unconscious and trapped driver inside a vehicle on its side.

The firefighters first stabilised the car so access could be gained. They used hydraulic cutters to cut a post and a saw to cut the roof before folding it back ‘like a tin can’ to extract the casualty - making sure sharp edges were protected to avoid injury to the driver or rescuers.


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