Richmond firefighters come to the rescue with ‘Jaws of Life’


Richmond firefighters employed ‘Jaws of Life’ cutters to rescue a pair of injured passengers from a vehicle involved in a three-car collision on Saturday night, according to Fire Captain Rico Rincon.

The alarm rang at the Richmond Fire Department at 6:12 p.m. and firefighters arrived at the crash scene on Barrett Avenue near 34th Street in four minutes, Rincon said.

The crash involved three vehicles, but only one of them—a white truck—was occupied when firefighters arrived, at which point firefighters used the ‘Jaws of Life’ to open the door and extricate the passengers.  One of the occupants had major injuries and the other had minor injuries, Rincon said. The two injured parties were then taken to the hospital via ambulance.

The Bay City News contributed to this report.