Photos by Stephen Dafoe
While it is well known fire fighters rush in when everyone else is rushing out, what is lesser known is that a considerable percentage of the calls the Morinville Fire Department respond to are vehicle collisions. As first responders, the department has a role to play in ensuring the safety of the public as well as ensuring those who may be injured are freed from the wreckage as swiftly and safely as possible. To ensure the likelihood patients have the best chance at survival our volunteer firefighters regularly undergo training with their rescue tools, practicing on donated cars to get the skills down pat. The following photos are from a recent late-evening training session at the Town yard.