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Lawton Firefighters, Vo-Tech students train with "Jaws of Life"

LAWTON Okla_ Firefighters from Lawton's newest cadet class and students from a Great Plains Vo-Tech class got a hands-on lesson in saving lives today.

The firefighters learned how to use the "Jaws of Life" and other power tools to cut open cars when victims are trapped inside. LFD Training Officer Jared Williams said this kind of continuing training is critical.

"It's a good thing for our firefighters to go out and really know how to respond to car wrecks. We've had several lately and it's just a good idea to get our firefighters hands on their tools. So, whenever they do have a need to extricate a patient out of a car they will know how to do it efficiently".

The auto extrication class is mandatory for all new Lawton firefighters, before they can graduate from the academy. These cadets are scheduled to graduate this month.

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