Rescue 36 is a one of the original vehicles belonging to the Jefferson County Rescue Squad. Although mostly retired, this vehicle is capable of pulling various trailers and boats to missions as needed. When not being used, it is used as a showcase of how the rescue squad and its equipment have evolved over the years.
Vehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable. A delicate approach is needed to minimize injury to the victim during the extrication. This operation is typically accomplished by using chocks and bracing for stabilization and hydraulic tools, including the Jaws of Life. Standards and regulations can be found in NFPA 1670 and 1006.