Champion Rescue Tools to display Volvo extrication training vehicle at FDIC

Champion Rescue Tools will showcase a Volvo XC90 cut-away SUV in the company’s exhibit booth (#422) at the FDIC conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 20-25, 2009.

The Volvo XC90 extrication training SUV displays new vehicle technology (NVT) construction in one of the safest cars on the road today. This cut-away XC90’s skin is peeled back in strategic places to show the interior details of door and roof post construction as well as other safety features of the SUV. This interior view of the passenger compartment provides firefighters with crucial information to improve vehicle extrication techniques in 5-star crash rated vehicles.

“The Champion and Volvo partnership to train firefighters in the best NVT extrication techniques will come to FDIC this year,” said Alan Discount, Champion Rescue Tools’ CEO. “The fire service is facing serious difficulties extricating victims of auto accidents when using obsolete extrication tools on NVT. Champion and Volvo are continuing to work together to provide firefighters with the information, tools and training to save lives.”

“Volvo’s increasing participation in Champion Rescue Tools’ training efforts has already resulted in hundreds of fire fighters in California learning how to cut apart 5-star crash rated automobiles with the latest technology rescue tools,” said Carl Haddon, Champion’s National Training Director. “Firefighters who participated in our free 5-Star Extrication Training Academy classes were amazed how quickly Champion’s rescue tools cut through the toughest parts of new Volvo cars.”

To see Volvo’s XC90 cut away SUV and Champion Rescue Tools’ next-generation vehicle extrication tools, visit Champion’s booth at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis April 20-25, booth # 422.

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