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Kyle Abrams uses a spreader to pop open the passenger door of a Chevrolet Cavalier. Fireman Tim O'Neil is at back left. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Kyle Abrams uses Jaws of Life to remove the passenger door from a Chevrolet Cavalier while Don MacHattie controls the hoses running from the hydraulic pump that powers the tool. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Chief Vince Lauria cuts through one of the pillars of the car. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

Adrian Collado uses cutting Jaws of Life to free the roof from the rest of the car. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

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It's all about being prepared

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Updated: 6:14 PM

Wells Volunteer Fire Company members gathered Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the town transfer station for a drill on using various types of the tools known as Jaws of Life. They are used to extricate crash victims from motor vehicles. The tools come as cutters, spreaders and rams.

The firemen remove the roof from the car. (Photo/Cristine Meixner)

     

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