Fifteen Summerland firefighters volunteered to take an auto extrication training course this weekend at Okanagan Towing’s compound on Industrial Avenue.
KGC Fire Rescue provided the instructor for the training on how to use the new set of auto extrication tools.
Assistant Fire Chief Chad Gartrell said the new tools were needed because the cars of today are made with stronger steels and the old tools couldn’t cut through these new age steels.
As well as providing the site for the exercises Okanagan Towing spent the last three weeks coming up with the 10 cars needed for the practise.
“We are very lucky to have them,” Gartrell said.