Firefighters from the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department and the LA County Fire Department, which services the Whittier area, participated in the course which highlighted extrication techniques on newer vehicles made with Ultra High Strength Steel (UHSS) and hybrid electric vehicles.
The class of about 35 to 40 firefighters was taught by I-CAR instructor and Autobody News columnist Toby Chess.
“It worked out very well,” said Greg Gunter, owner of Greg’s Auto Body. “It kind of stopped traffic on our street.” Chess and Gunter had set up several crashed vehicles, including two cars turned on top of each other, the night before the class took place and it caused quite a bit of passerby attention.
Gunter decided to hold the class at his shop to give back to the local community.
“This is something that’s good for the community,” said Gunter, “I’m very involved in the local community.”
State Farm Insurance and Triple A sponsored this class.
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