David Robinette, a certified instructor in the collision repair, will provide the latest vehicle emergency occupant extrication training for first responders. The hands-on experience provides training in new techniques of cutting passenger vehicles and light trucks to save lives.
Jess Thompson, General Manager of the Dealer Collision Center, said "The training will help emergency first responders know how to use the "Jaws of Life" and other methods of getting into a vehicle at the scene of an accident in a quick and efficient manner that results in saving more lives and destroying fewer vehicles in the process."
Thompson explained the significance of the hands-on training by collision repair specialists.
Thompson said the event, not open to the public, will be attended by over 200 emergency professionals.
The Stephen Wade Dealer Collision Center will provide the vehicles used in the training in cooperation with State Farm Insurance and American Family Insurance.
"Emergency responders will be hosted by the Stephen Wade Family Foundation at a dinner following the training exercise," Thompson said. "It's the Wade family's way of expressing appreciation to the emergency responders for their service and dedication, many of whom are volunteers."
For additional information about collision repair, go to Dealer Collision Center, 166 West 1700 South, St. George, Utah 84770 or call (435) 673-5694.