St. Paul Fire Department Training at Ace Auto Parts
Thanks to the help of Ace Auto Parts, 425 St. Paul firefighters now have a better handle on the “jaws of life” as a result of eight hours of concentrated auto extrication training. This training is critical to vehicle rescue situations.
Ace Auto Parts provided vehicles, training space and special wrecking services to the St. Paul Fire Department for the training exercises. In total, the program included 100 automobiles and a total of 588 crash scenarios.
Joe Blank, the primary instructor from the St. Paul Fire Department, said “If I needed a crushed top, I got one; when we asked for a flipped vehicle, it was turned upside down.”
The relationship between Ace Auto Parts and the St. Paul Fire Department is an established one, in large part due to the 2005 inferno which destroyed Ace Auto Parts building. Even today, Ace Auto Parts calls this as the company’s defining moment.