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Some 60 first responders representing 20 fire stations from Virginia gathered Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, VA, for a demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication.

Thursday, 20 September 2018 21:05

Hurricane Florence: What To Do if Your Car Is Caught in a Flood

Written by Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Hurricane Florence downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm Sept. 14, but the floods continue to threaten the North Carolina coast.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 22:56

Sikes & Stowe Downtown Collision Becomes Caliber in Jacksonville, FL

Written by Karen Brune Mathis, Jacksonville Daily Record, Originally Published 9/11/18

After 47 years of working with the family business, Bud Sikes sold the assets of Sikes & Stowe Downtown Collision and stepped out of the business Friday, Sept. 14.

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Tampa, FL, veteran Deundre Williams experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of a car to provide him independence and the ability to work and take care of his family.

In crashes where minutes can spell the difference between life and death, first responders to the accident scene need up-to-date information so they can act quickly and safely.

Friday, 14 September 2018 19:44

NC Body Shop Owner Targeted in Attempted Car Theft by Teens He Tried to Help

Written by Lindsay Tuman, FOX8 WGHP

Southside Rides Body Shop in Winston-Salem, NC, gives recently released inmates and troubled teens a place to work and learn the automotive business.

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