Fire training a reminder to be safe on the road

TOYS OF THE TRADE—Firefighters use the Jaws of Life to open the side of a car. Among tips firefighters learned was to be careful to put the Jaws against the solid components of the vehicle. If they only engage the body of the car, the door is torn apart but the structure remains unaffected.

by BETH ALTENA Courtland Township Fire Chief Micky Davis used a training practice as a chance to remind the public that cars are not a mobile shield of armor and to always be vigilant about safety while driving. On Thursday, May 26, Courtland and Montcalm firefighters used a car donated to the department to practice […]