By Tim Kowols
The donation of junk cars to the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Department will go long way in preparing firefighters across the county for the future of vehicle extrication. Fire Departments like Sister Bay-Liberty Grove usually practice removing people from crumpled vehicles at least once a year to keep their skills sharp. The department expects to receive a shipment of crash-tested 2017 model cars from a manufacturer in southern Wisconsin, but Fire Chief Chris Hecht says with new technology comes new things to keep in mind during vehicle extrication.
Hecht says the donated junk cars will be used to practice the newer techniques until the other vehicles arrive.