Despite having no highways in our territory, the Vigilant Fire Company is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to using the extrication equipment commonly known as the “Jaws of life.” We practice our extrication techniques multiple times a year and always stay on the forefront of extrication technology and information. Many Vigilant members have been recipients of the “Green Cross” (a certificate of excellence) given by Hurst for using their products for successful extrications. The pictures below show firefighters being taught how to effectively extricate patients who can become trappped in their vehicles.