Noting that modern, highly technological vehicles may pose risks to rescue workers trying to extricate crash victims, State Farm is conducting a national education effort to inform fire departments and emergency medical service personnel about the potential hazards.

“With automakers producing more technically advanced vehicles, rescue workers will see more of these cars involved in accidents. Rescue personnel will need to know how to avoid potentially dangerous situations,” said Ron Moore of the McKinney, Texas, Fire Department, who has joined the project as an instructor. “Rescue workers need to keep up with the amazing innovations in cars today, so that we don’t endanger our own lives or delay a rescue when time is of the essence.”

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