On Wednesday, September 9, Roseville firefighters will take part in a unique training opportunity. They’ll use a real fire engine to practice extricating their colleagues from a heavy vehicle following a traffic accident.
Firefighters train for and practice for every kind of emergency, but it’s a rare opportunity that they can practice saving a colleague if a fire engine would tip over.
The Rosenbauer Corporation, which manufactured the City’s new fire engine, donated a fire engine that had been taken out of service for use in the training. Firefighters will practice how to stabilize the large vehicle, open the doors, cut windows and windshields, and take the roof off of the fire engine.The drill will take place at the Roseville Fire Station at 2701 Lexington Ave. S, starting at 6:00 p.m.
It is a rare opportunity to have a fire engine donated for such training. Firefighters will practice skills that can be used for any large vehicle.