First Responders Train on Saving Lives with Extrication Competition

ROSCOE (WIFR) -- First responders are practicing how to save victims from major car accidents and other emergencies.

Nine teams are training for the fourth annual Extrication Challenge at the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Station. They only have a few hours to practice before Sunday's big event. This is the first time more than half of this year's firefighters that will participate in the challenge.

Nate Sarver, Probation Officer, Harlem-Roscoe Fire, says, "It's a little overwhelming at first. Intimidating. But once you get into it you really start clicking you really do understand they do know more but everyone has a real passion here. There isn't one person that doesn't want to teach me something. And I've been taking full advantage of that."

Teams will begin competing tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. We will have results for you tomorrow night on the 23 News Update at Ten.


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