Cutting edge rescue
Fred Tenore, a photographer for the Newark, N.J., Fire Department, took this photo of a joint training exercise held by the city’s police and fire departments. The purpose of the exercise was to better prepare both agencies for first response to multi-vehicle accidents and other emergency incidents, and to familiarize the two agencies with all the assets of each others’ resources, such as rescue equipment, vehicles, capabilities, and procedures. In this photo, a member of the Police Emergency Services Unit uses the extrication equipment to remove the door of a car during the exercise. The two agencies handle as many as 15,000 vehicle extrications annually.