The Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad put the Jaws of Life into action Saturday morning. It was part of a training exercise at Cycle Systems on Meade Avenue.
Rescue volunteers were learning how to properly use the tools to remove someone trapped inside a vehicle. Crews cut apart several cars from a nearby auto salvage lot.
Vehicle Rescue Captain Tom Souter said, "So they're out here trying to get some hands on time with our extrication tools trying to get used to cutting the car apart as if there was a victim trapped in them."
A total of six squad operators took part in Saturday's training. Once they complete the course, they will be able to drive and operate larger emergency vehicles.
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