Learning to save lives.

Learning to save lives.

Learning to save lives

Volunteers of Burns Lake’s Fire Department underwent auto extraction technique training this past weekend.

Volunteers of Burns Lake’s Fire Department underwent auto extraction technique training this past weekend.

The fire department’s 25 volunteers learned how to use the different handheld and hydraulic tools and equipment.

Burns Lake wasn’t the only fire department represented at the training camp. In total there were six different departments from the region represented.

Auto extraction technique training is held once every two to three years in the region.

Among the equipment that the firefighters learned how to use were, hydraulic sheers, hydraulic spreaders, a windshield saw and an air chisel.