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/24-7PressRelease/ - COPPELL, TX, April 19, 2007 - The 1st Annual Pile-up in Puyallup started in 2005 when the Puyallup Fire Auto Extrication Team was asked to host a TERC (Transportation Emergency Response Committee) www.terc.org Regional Auto Extrication Competition. The team who had been competing since 2000 at the regional, national, and international levels gladly agreed. Captain Jeff Pugh added, "We felt strongly that we wanted this event to grow and to bring a national level quality to this event while exposing as many fire rescue departments to the many invaluable training opportunities. Hosting this event gave us the outlet to follow our motto: Teach, Learn, Train".
Each smoke, heat, carbon monoxide, gas and radon detector as well as fire extinguisher and escape ladder sold by MasterGuard adds to the fund. MasterGuard's Education Fund is used for many endeavors encompassing better education for the fire service, safety related events, and charitable organizations. "This event gives us the perfect fit. Extrication training is about saving lives and MasterGuard's mission statement is to Protect the world... one family at a time. We've saved thousands of lives and millions of dollars in property damage in our 36 years. With over 40,000 fatalities every year in auto accidents, we couldn't think of a better place to grant these funds," added Chris Roberts, VP of Marketing for MasterGuard.
The Puyallup Team members who will host the event are fast becoming top experts in the field of vehicle extrication. For more information on this event go to www.pileupinpuyallup.com.
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