Glaser’s Collision Centers, Nationwide Insurance and Genesis Rescue Systems Hosted First Responders for Education Event to Demonstrate How to Extricate People from Today’s Advanced Vehicles
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY, March 4, 2023 – More than 30 first responders from the surrounding areas donned their rescue gear today for a hands-on demonstration of the latest techniques in emergency vehicle extrication, preparing them to provide the best response for car accident victims, all thanks to the Glaser’s Collision Centers, Nationwide Insurance, Genesis Rescue Systems and the National Auto Body Council® F.R.E.E.™ program.
Glaser’s Collision Centers in Bullitt County, Kentucky hosted first responders from five different fire department at a special NABC F.R.E.E.™ education and guidance program to help ensure drivers have the best prepared response in case of an accident.
Today’s vehicles are equipped with numerous airbags, advanced technology and innovative safety systems that keep drivers safer in case of an accident. But these same safety advantages make it harder for first responders to rescue those drivers and passengers. Add to that the potential challenge presented by electric and hybrid engines, and first responders need a whole new arsenal of rescue tools and procedures.
“The information and hands-on training provided to us was extremely important to help us save lives when we are challenged in real life extrication,” stated Captain Nick Dachille, Zoneton Fire Protection District. “We wish to thank Glaser’s Collision Center and High-Tech Rescue for hosting this valuable training.”
The National Auto Body Council® First Responder Emergency Education (F.R.E.E.™) program helps prepare local first responder teams to rescue accident victims from these late-model vehicles. The program provides education and live demonstrations on working with high-strength steel, airbags, advanced restraint systems, onboard technology, and safety around alternative fuel vehicles. Since it was founded, it has provided education for more than 5,000 first responders.
“Hosting this event to help first responders better their skills to extricate people in a car accident was an easy decision”, stated Aaron Glaser, Glaser’s Collision Centers owner, “Timing is critical and our first responders need to have the best training and be ready when that time comes.”
Nationwide provided the vehicles, and Genesis Rescue Systems supplied the classroom education and extrication demonstration.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL®
The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted more than 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for more than 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.
ABOUT GLASER’S COLLISION CENTERS
Glaser’s Collision Centers is locally owned, and family operated and has been serving the area for over 35 years. We perform high quality auto body repairs on cars, trucks and vans. We help from the time of the accident to the time the car is returned to the customer. There are four locations: Louisville, Jeffersontown, Bullitt County, South Louisville. For more information, visit www.glaserscollision.com