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Firefighters and other emergency personnel worked to extricate the driver from this overturned Jeep at a recent accident scene. The struts propping up the vehicle were used for the first time. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

New stabilizing equipment helping rescue workers

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Two small pieces of equipment made a monumental difference recently at a motor vehicle crash scene - to the rescuers and the rescued.


And Park Rapids Fire Chief Donn Hoffman said it illustrates just how dangerous accident scenes can be to those who respond.

Called TeleCrib® struts, the lightweight stabilizing pieces of composite material were employed Nov. 30 to hold up a rolled Jeep on Highway 34 so crews could quickly free the driver.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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