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CiTi Students Participate In Mock Vehicle Extrication

MEXICO – Students enrolled in the Public Safety and Justice program at CiTi recently cut into some fun during a mock vehicle extrication exercise in the parking lot on campus.

Students in the Public Safety and Justice program at CiTi recently participated in a vehicle extrication exercise. Pictured, the afternoon program showcases the work they did on one of the vehicles.
Students in the Public Safety and Justice program at CiTi recently participated in a vehicle extrication exercise. Pictured, the afternoon program showcases the work they did on one of the vehicles.

With the help of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department, students received hands-on lesson in proper vehicle extrication techniques, or how to safely remove a patient trapped inside a vehicle.

Following a brief introduction in safety protocols, the students began practicing on two vehicles donated by Fulton Auto Salvage.

The students first blew out the side windows and detached the windshield, and then removed each door with a hydraulic cutter and spreader.

“This is a very important exercise, and the students did a great job and worked very hard,” said instructor Mark Bender. “We want to thank Mexico Volunteer Fire and Fulton Auto Salvage for their support.”