Lt. Tom Ohl gives the next orders to firefighters AJ Pettis, Heriberto “Eddie” Rivera, and Jason Pankoff, who learned how to extricate victims from car crashes on Saturday, April 19. (Photo by Denise Lockwood)
Caledonia firefighter Jason Pankoff smashes out glass on a car as part of his extrication training on Saturday, April 19 at Wild Rides, 2825 North Green Bary Road.

Caledonia firefighter trainees AJ Pettis, Heriberto “Eddie” Rivera, and Jason Pankow just started as probationary members of the department. On Saturday, Lt. Tom Ohl taught them how to extricate car crash victims.

Lt. Tom Ohl hands a tool to Caledonia firefighters Jason Pankoff to use on car during extrication training on Saturday, April 19 at Wild Rides, 2625 N. Green Bay Road. (Photo by Denise Lockwood)
Caledonia firefigher Heriberto “Eddie” Rivera cuts the door off of a car during extrication training on April 19 at Wild Rides, 2825 North Green Bay Road. The owners of Wild Rides donate the cars and the space to the firefighters for training.

 

Lt. Tom Ohl, of the Caledonia Fire Department (center) warns firefighter trainees Heriberto “Eddie” Rivera and Jason Pankoff about watching their hands as they use a spreading tool to cut the door off of a car as part of an extrication training on Saturday, April 19 at Wild Rides, 2825 North Green Bay Road. (Photo by Denise Lockwood)

 

Lt. Tom Ohl, of the Caledonia Fire Department, trains firefighters Heriberto “Eddie” Rivera and Jason Pankoff as AJ Pettis looks on as they learn how to work with a cutting tool to remove the door off a car. (Photo by Denise Lockwood)

 

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.