As part of an ongoing series of training sessions, the North Madison Volunteer Fire Co. on Tuesday night held a drill to practice extrication techniques. Here is information from the Nomad's Facebook page, written by North Madison Volunteer Fire Co. Lieutenant Gabe Balsamo:
"Last night Company members participated in a vehicle extrication drill. Members along with representatives from Firematic and Hurst demo-ed new Hurst tools also known as the “Jaws of Life." The Jaws of Life was first used in 1963 as a tool to free race car drivers from their vehicles after accidents. Today there are both battery and hydraulic versions of this tool and members had an opportunity to test both. Currently North Madison has a set of hydraulic powered tools stored on the heavy rescue truck. Photos by Paul Harris."