Clark County firefighters train to respond to gruesome car wrecks


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs is due in court within a month from tomorrow for a preliminary hearing. Ruggs is charged with drunk driving and reckless driving in a fiery crash that killed a 23-year-old woman and her dog.

Today, Clark County firefighters trained to extract trapped people after car crashes and 8NewsNow secured a top spot in the roster.

They are ready for anything, but the first thing to do after an accident is to stabilize the car. Then they will make their way inside.

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Then, they’ll use the jaws of life to open the doors and use a belt cutter to get a victim out of their seatbelt. And if you are a spectator who jumps to the rescue, it is important not to move the victim.

“For the viewer, that person won’t be able to tell if that person has a spinal injury, that’s why we don’t start touching people until we can confirm ABC, that’s going on. “Can we get the person out safely, or do we need a different technique,” said Jeff Monaco, CCFD fire captain.

And fiery collisions always escalate the situation.

Passers-by could not reach Tina Tintor and her dog max because the car they were in caught fire after a vehicle allegedly driven by Henry Ruggs hit them at high speed.

“To refer to recent events, people have tried to help and the environment has changed, flames, heat smoke and their bodies told them to run away,” said Warren Whitney, deputy chief of Clark County Fire Department.

Deputy Chief Warren Whitney responded to recent criticism from Ruggs’ lawyer. To think that the firefighters did all they could.

“Unless there was an engine just around the corner when it happened, we could have put out the fire and cleared her,” Whitney added.


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