Firefighters Drill on Auto Extrication

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Firefighters get hands-on experience with auto extrication during a training exercise Saturday. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Firefighters from all six Sheridan County fire departments gathered in the parking lot of the old Country Kitchen/Common Cents building in north Sheridan for training in automobile extrication Saturday morning.

Kyle Johnson, firefighter/chief paramedic with Sheridan Fire and Rescue, said the training is part of the quarterly drills the Sheridan department does every few months.

Also on hand was a representative from Wheatland showing battery-operated extrication equipment that the local firefighters had a chance to use.

Perts Towing and Ironman Towing also provided equipment to assist at the scene.

Johnson said the goal of the quarterly training exercises is to rotate through different scenarios that firefighters might encounter.

He said the quarterly training sites are at various locations around Sheridan, depending on what firefighters need.

A representative from Wheatland shows extrication equipment that firefighters were free to use during the training. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Some of the scenarios that firefighters were challenged with. (Photo by Pat Blair)
A couple of Dayton firefighters check out one of the extrication challenges. (Photo by Pat Blair)