Firefighters from the Woodlawn Fire Company joined members of Newton Abbott this morning, conducting numerous training evolutions involving the stabilization of a simulated trailer/passenger vehicle motor vehicle collision.

Using a variety of heavy rescue tools, to include high and low-pressure air bags, struts, and cribbing, the crews stabilized and lifted a standard commercial shipping trailer from a car, which had previously been dismantled by hydraulic tools.

As these two fire companies service interstate highways with heavy commercial traffic, the scenario presented in this drill is not far-fetched.

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