Connect with us

Consolidators

Crash Champions Hosts NABC FREE Event

Crash Champions recently hosted a National Auto Body Council (NABC) First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.) event for local first responders in Davenport, Iowa.

Advertisement

The event provided an opportunity for hands-on learning regarding cutting techniques on late-model vehicles, addressing high-strength steel and composite materials, multiple airbags, onboard technology and changing vehicle design. The vehicles for the program were donated by Allstate Insurance, and HURST Jaws of Life provided the classroom education and extrication demonstration.

“At Crash Champions, we see cars with increasingly complex design and safety features in our shops every day and appreciate how important it is for first responders to be equipped with the latest information on the newest vehicles,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “Knowing specifically where and how to efficiently cut and extricate can make all the difference when every second counts, and the NABC F.R.E.E. program can help to ensure first responders are best prepared to navigate the vehicles of tomorrow.”

Advertisement

Added Blue Grass Fire Department Captain Jason Verschoore, “The next generation of automotive materials, safety technologies and fuel sources present unique challenges following an accident, and keeping up to date on the latest new technology in vehicles is a challenge for every local fire department. Thanks to the NABC F.R.E.E. program, our teams had the opportunity to gain that knowledge through real-world exercises in a controlled setting.”

For more information about Crash Champions, visit crashchampions.com or watch this video.

Advertisement
Click to comment

POPULAR POSTS

Sponsored Content

The Solution to Battling Your Shops Poor Air Supply

Sponsored Content

Traits of a Process Orientated Body Shop

Sponsored Content

Take the Guessing out of the Paint Conversion Game

Connect
BodyShop Business