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Firefighter Derek Parker uses TNT cutters as he finished prying open the doorway to the driver's side of the car.

Eastern Manatee County firefighters crush latest exam

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Firefighter Derek Parker uses TNT cutters as he finished prying open the doorway to the driver's side of the car.

Engineers Steve Ryckman and Daniel Dunkum watch as Lt. Shawn Battick climbs his way through a battered car during a drill in which firefighters must disassemble the car to rescue the dummies in the front seat.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Engineers Steve Ryckman and Daniel Dunkum watch as Lt. Shawn Battick climbs his way through a battered car during a drill in which firefighters must disassemble the car to rescue the dummies in the front seat.

Lt. Shawn Battick and Engineer Daniel Dunkum use a piece of wood to create a larger surface area by which to reform the roof and stabilize the car, which was being crushed underneath the weight of the back of an 18-wheeler.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Lt. Shawn Battick and Engineer Daniel Dunkum use a piece of wood to create a larger surface area by which to reform the roof and stabilize the car, which was being crushed underneath the weight of the back of an 18-wheeler.

Firefighter Drew Stark pries open the hood of the car that is being crushed by the back of an 18-wheeler. The goal of the exercise was to rescue the dummies in the front seat of the car.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Firefighter Drew Stark pries open the hood of the car that is being crushed by the back of an 18-wheeler. The goal of the exercise was to rescue the dummies in the front seat of the car.

Firefighter Isaac Libby and Lt. Adam McDaniel smooth the bottom of the hole they cut through this school bus to create a safer launching point for theoretical children evacuating the bus.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Firefighter Isaac Libby and Lt. Adam McDaniel smooth the bottom of the hole they cut through this school bus to create a safer launching point for theoretical children evacuating the bus.

Firefighter Isaac Libby cut through this school bus to create a safer launching point for theoretical children evacuating the bus.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Firefighter Isaac Libby cut through this school bus to create a safer launching point for theoretical children evacuating the bus.

Adjunct Instructor Greg Escarra watches as Lt. Shawn Battick, Firefighter Derek Parker and Engineer Daniel Dunkum dismantle the car trapped under the back of an 18-wheeler.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Adjunct Instructor Greg Escarra watches as Lt. Shawn Battick, Firefighter Derek Parker and Engineer Daniel Dunkum dismantle the car trapped under the back of an 18-wheeler.

Firefighter Derek Parker, Engineer Daniel Dunkum, Lt. Shawn Battick and Engineer Steve Ryckman dismantle the door on the passenger's side of the front seat. Dunkum stomped on the door to complete the detachment.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

Firefighter Derek Parker, Engineer Daniel Dunkum, Lt. Shawn Battick and Engineer Steve Ryckman dismantle the door on the passenger's side of the front seat. Dunkum stomped on the door to complete the detachment.

The top of the car sits after being detached from the rest of the vehicle during a drill to rescue passengers who were being crushed under the back of an 18-wheeler.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 |

The top of the car sits after being detached from the rest of the vehicle during a drill to rescue passengers who were being crushed under the back of an 18-wheeler.

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