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Thursday, July 15, 2004
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Learning to rescue the trapped


A1 / Mark Pummell
  Practice makes perfect as Celina firefighters hone their extrication skills during training sessions this week at Graveyard II Auto Parts on Kuhn Road. Firefighters Bill Evans and Joe Osterholt use a different function of the tool to pry open a door. The department responds to an average of three or so accidents with entrapment during the course of a year so training sessions are needed to maintain skills, according to Schumm. Techniques change periodically with vehicle designs; what worked once may not apply in all situation. Graveyard owners supplied nine vehicles -- three per shift -- giving veterans as well as rookies an opportunity to practice.
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