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Members of the Hagerman Fire Department work to extricate a "victim" during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue on Friday. Fifteen teams from Long Island and around the world are taking part in the competition. Each team participated in three challenge pits; Limited Pit (only hand and pneumatic tools are used), Unlimited Pit and Rapid Pit (all rescue tools are available, including heavy hydraulic rescue equipment). (Sept. 13, 2013)

Firefighters compete in rescue challenge

Fifteen teams from Long Island and around the world are competing in the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue.

Members of the Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency
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Members of the Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency team from Canada work to extricate a "victim" during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue on Friday. Fifteen teams from Long Island and around the world are taking part in the competition. (Sept. 13, 2013)

A crew from the Hagerman Fire Department works
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A crew from the Hagerman Fire Department works to extricate a "victim" during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue Friday. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Members of the Hagerman Fire Department work to
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Members of the Hagerman Fire Department work to extricate a "victim" during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue Friday. Fifteen teams from Long Island and around the world participated in three challenge pits; Limited Pit (only hand and pneumatic tools are used), Unlimited Pit and Rapid Pit (all rescue tools are available, including heavy hydraulic rescue equipment). (Sept. 13, 2013)

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Members of the Hagerman Fire Department work to
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Members of the Hagerman Fire Department work to extricate a "victim" during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue on Friday. Fifteen teams from Long Island and around the world are taking part in the competition. Each team participated in three challenge pits; Limited Pit (only hand and pneumatic tools are used), Unlimited Pit and Rapid Pit (all rescue tools are available, including heavy hydraulic rescue equipment). (Sept. 13, 2013)

Members of the Hartland Extrication Team, Wisconsin work
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Members of the Hartland Extrication Team, Wisconsin work to extricate a "victim" during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue Friday. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Members of the Montauk Rescue team participate in
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Members of the Montauk Rescue team participate in the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue on Friday. (Sept. 13, 2013)

Members of the Swedish West Coast Rescue Team
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Members of the Swedish West Coast Rescue Team work to extricate a "victim" during the 2013 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge at the Hagerman Fire Department Training Grounds in East Patchogue on Friday. Fifteen teams from Long Island and around the world are taking part in the competition. Each team participated in three challenge pits; Limited Pit (only hand and pneumatic tools are used), Unlimited Pit and Rapid Pit (all rescue tools are available, including heavy hydraulic rescue equipment). (Sept. 13, 2013)

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