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DeForest Fire Department-Cut Above the Rest

A local fire department demonstrates how it's one of the best at getting you out of a very tight spot.

Recently, the DeForest Area Fire Department won the Great Lakes regional extrication competition. Now, they're heading to a national competition in Las Vegas this fall.

In a simulated rescue Friday night, they showed people how they use their skills to remove victims trapped in vehicle crashes.

Daniel Furseth is the assistant fire chief. "It's about saving lives. And everytime the pager goes off for a car crash, we answer the call. And this is just a way of showing, giving something back to the community, and show that we take this very seriously, and we work very hard to be hopefully the best in the country."

DeForest Fire is one of only 30 teams from around the country selected to compete in Las Vegas in November.

The event is known as "the super bowl" of vehicle rescue competitions.
The demonstration not only showed the public what the team can do, but also raised money to cover some of the costs of their trip to Las Vegas.


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