Avenal, Kings County Fire Department cross-train in auto extrication

By Lt. Mike Tuntakit, AA/PIO
Avenal State Prison 

ASPAvenal State Prison Fire Department took part in a cross-training course with the Kings County Fire Department that involved instruction on extricating a person from a vehicle accident.

Proper techniques for the use of hydraulic spreaders and cutters – Jaws of Life Tools – and various hand tools were demonstrated and used during the training.

Three Fire Captains and eight Inmate Firefighters attended the training, and each received a certificate of completion of the State Fire Marshal approved course.

We are thankful to the Kings County Fire Department for this great opportunity and we look forward to future cross-training events.

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