Area firefighters use ‘jaws of life’ in training on newer cars

Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 6:58 PM CDT
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Firefighters from across St. Louis trained Wednesday to use the jaws of life in Richmond Heights.

The latest equipment was tested on newer cars, like first responders would come across at a crash scene. It’s hands-on, real-life training to equip local fire crews to save people when seconds matter.

As electric cars become more common, training becomes more crucial. Alternative fuel cars are different than gas-powered and have different rules for rescue.