Every Second Counts
First responders’ priority is to get victims to safety following an accident. Sometimes that means using extrication tools to cut open vehicles. Vehicle body shops around the country offer training events, called First Responder Emergency Extrication (FREE) events, to teach first responders to use the tools safely, efficiently and effectively in a controlled environment.
State Farm® has been working in partnership with the National Auto Body Council to provide vehicles to be used in these trainings since 2006. During FREE events, responders learn how to deal with multiple airbags, high-strength steel, electric battery cars and more.