Rescue Training

Gustine volunteer firefighters recently used funds from the State Homeland Security Grant Program to purchase a set of Genesis battery-powered extrication tools, which allow for faster and more efficient removal of patients who are trapped in vehicles. The Genesis tools also allow the local department to stay inter-operable with Merced County Fire. Eight Gustine firefighters were recently trained in use of the new equipment in exercises held at Valley Auto Wreckers near Stevinson. Tesla Motors and Valley Auto Wreckers each donated two cars for the training exercise.