By Lee Callahan, morning show host on 96.5 Jack FM
Jeff Pugh has been a professional Firefighter for 28 years (Officer for 20 of that) here in Washington State. In addition to being a firefighter he is the President of a unique team of 18 firefighters and rescue personnel that make up the Puyallup Extrication Team (aka PXT). They are a Non-Profit 501-C-3 mobile training company that teaches Auto to Heavy Commercial Vehicle Extrication using the Jaws of Life and other specialized tools to extricate patients from mock motor vehicle accidents.
They have instructed thousands of firefighters from Alaska & the entire U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador and parts of Europe. Being a mobile training company they have the ability to instruct up to 50 firefighters/rescue personnel per class using donated tools & equipment transported by their team truck and trailer. They provide this training on their days off and pride themselves on making a large impact on the safety of rescue personnel and greatly reduce the time it takes rescuers to extricate those trapped in vehicles that require mechanical extrication, something they have been doing for 21 years!
They rely heavily on donations and grants to keep the show on the road, and, to bring awareness to civilians on Extrication; the Art of Making Space.
Please visit https://thepxteam.org/ and please hear Jeff’s interview with Lee Callahan here: