Palatine Rural Fire Protection District firefighters recently completed auto extrication training with two experts from Florida.
Firefighter Aaron Gross and Captain Clint Roberts from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spent three days instructing the Palatine Rural firefighters on advanced extrication techniques, which included quicker results but more emphasis on patient safety.
Gross, a former Palatine Rural firefighter, has been a member of the heavy rescue squad for eight years.
Roberts has worked for the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue for 23 years and is coordinator of its Heavy Rescue Program.
The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Squad responds to calls for vehicle extrication, large vehicle extrication (trucks & buses), building collapse, trench rescue, and high angle rescue.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue has 42 stations, serves a population of 750,000 people and responds to approximately 80,000 calls a year.
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