Pulling out vehicles is one of the many tasks that our brave firefighters are capable of. We have seen too many accidents in our lifetime to know that rolling out vehicles is an imminent option every time there is an accident or a wreck.
To be equipped in this type of situation, firefighters must practice. And Dearborn Fire Department may have the most expensive exercise vehicle for its vehicle pull-out training – a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 by 2020.
Posted on the fire department’s Facebook page this week, a Rapid Red Shelby GT500 was cut up by firefighters during training. However, it’s just a test mule, so the six-digit price tag for a fully loaded Mustang Shelby GT500 does not really apply here. But of course, we can not help but notice that this one even features a Carbon Fiber Track Pack – a $ 18,500 option for those you can buy from the showroom.
The post on social media came with a caption that reads:
Your Dearborn firefighters train daily. This week we trained in vehicle rollout. It almost broke our hearts to cut this Ford Shelby Cobra GT 500 test vehicle in 2020 up. Thanks to Dennis Lark and FoMoCo for the opportunity. Other training included special operations and familiarity with equipment.
Driving a vehicle involves cutting a vehicle away from a trapped passenger to avoid injury during a rescue operation. The process is not as easy as it seems, and having an actual vehicle during training will help firefighters learn the ropes for the difficult task.
It is noted that Ford Motor Company donated the test mule for use for this specific purpose. These pre-production vehicles do not reach legal use, so they often encounter non-ceremonial ends. For this Shelby GT500 it is a very useful reason.