Vehicle extrication is one of the many operations our courageous firefighters are capable of. To prepare for this situation, firefighters must first train. The Dearborn (USA) firefighters have perhaps the most expensive training vehicle to perfect their technique, it is the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Posted a few days ago on their Facebook page, a red Mustang Shelby GT500 was cut out by firefighters in training. Let that reassure you, this is not a production car, but of a prototype that was never going to be sold to a customer anyway. The six-figure muscle car price therefore does not apply here, although one cannot help but notice that this sports car has the carbon pack that the manufacturer charges to 18’500 dollars to its customers.
The photos posted on social networks were accompanied by a message that follows:
Your Dearborn firefighters train every day. This week, we practiced vehicle extrication. It almost broke our hearts to slice up this 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500. Thanks to Dennis Lark and FoMoCo for the opportunity. Other training focused on special operations and familiarization with equipment.
Extrication consists of cutting up a car in order to extract a passenger safely. The process is not as simple as it seems, and having a real vehicle during the training would help firefighters better master the tricks of the trade. It is to highlight that Ford Motor Company donated this vehicle to be used for this specific purpose. These pre-production vehicles can’t hit the road anyway.