Local St Louis First Responders Learn New Rescue Skills to Help Make St Louis Drivers Safer on the Road Through National Auto Body Council® First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) Program

 

United Recyclers Group (URG) along with MAXCORE Industries, Modern Imports and Genesis Rescue Systems Hosted First Responder Emergency Extrication Program Responders for Education Event to Demonstrate How to Extricate People from Today’s Advanced Vehicles on April 4.

 

ST LOUIS, MO – More than 100 observers and 15 first responders from the St Louis Fire Department and surrounding areas donned their rescue gear today for a hands-on demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication, preparing them to provide the best response for car accident victims in St Louis, all thanks to United Recyclers Group (URG), MAXCORE Industries, Modern Imports, Genesis Rescue Systems and the National Auto Body Council® F.R.E.E.™ program.

 

United Recyclers Group (URG) along with MAXCORE Industries hosted first responders from the St Louis Fire Department and surrounding areas at a special NABC F.R.E.E.™ education and guidance program on April 4 to helpensure St Louis drivers have the best prepared response in case of an accident.

Today’s vehicles are equipped with numerous airbags, advanced technology and innovative safety systems that drivers safer in case of an accident, but these same safety advantages make it harder for first responders to rescue those drivers and passengers. Add to that the potential challenge presented by electric and hybrid engines, and first responders need a whole new arsenal of rescue tools and procedures.

 

Fire captain Dirk Woods, “Our department is known for their training, but we don’t always have access to late model cars with the hard steels. Great opportunity. Thank you.”

 

The National Auto Body Council® First Responder Emergency Education (F.R.E.E.™) program helps prepare local first responder teams to rescue accident victims from these late-model vehicles. The program provides education and live demonstrations on working with high-strength steel, airbags, advanced restraint systems, onboard technology and safety around alternative fuel vehicles. Since it was founded, it has provided education for more than 5,500 first responders.

 

“Our members have experience working with late model salvage vehicles. URG is proud to give back to local first responders by providing newer vehicles and arranging for a fantastic event location,” commented Kristi Werner, chief executive officer of URG.

 

MAXCORE Industries provided the event location, Modern Imports provided the vehicles, and Genesis Rescue Systems supplied the classroom education and extrication demonstration.