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Race track rescue training held for local fire fighters and emergency medical service crew members

June 18, 2014

Members of the Slayton Fire Department and the  Murray County Ambulance crew work to extricate race car driver Josh Bonstetter from his car following a simulated crash. Trainer Jay Masur of Med-Star Paramedic Ambulance Inc. instructing.   
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Members of the Slayton Fire Department and the Murray County Ambulance crew work to extricate race car driver Josh Bonstetter from his car following a simulated crash. Trainer Jay Masur of Med-Star Paramedic Ambulance Inc. instructing.  
"In my line of work there are no books to teach you how to do it, I have learned from the mistakes and gone forward with it."JAY MASUR, Med-Star Dirt Track Race Rescue
By: Rebecca Hudson Murray County News Staffwriter

Around these parts stock car racing is one of the most cherished and celebrated extreme sports to be had.  It can also be the most dangerous of events, fraught with wrecks, mishaps and even death, that power combined with speed is apt to produce.  Each week throughout the summer months at dirt tracks all across the Midwest spectators gather, drivers and their pit crew convene, and emergency services crews gather to serve, watch over the action and step in should they be needed.

Without the dedicated volunteer emergency medical service and fire fighting personnel, these events would not be possible, Jay Masur of Med-Star Dirt Track Race Rescue observes.  Masur, 36 year veteran of race track safety services, was on hand at the Slayton fire hall last Saturday to provide race track rescue training to local firefighters and emergency medical service crew members.

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