Getting a car is one of the many tasks our brave firefighters are capable of. We have seen too many accidents in our lives to know that getting a car is an imminent possibility whenever there is an accident or breakdown.
To be used in these types of situations, firefighters need to be trained. And the Dearborn Fire Department may have the priciest in-house training for vehicle extrication training – a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Posted on the fire department’s Facebook page this week, a Rapid Red Shelby GT500 was cut by firefighters in training. This is just a test mule, however, so the six digit price tag for a fully loaded Mustang Shelby GT500 does not really apply to it. But of course, we can’t help but notice that this one is still equipped with a Carbon Fiber Track Pack – a $ 18,500 option for those you can buy from the showroom.
The social media post has a caption that reads:
Your Dearborn Firefighters practice every day. This week we practiced getting out of the car. It almost broke our hearts to cut the 2020 test vehicle Ford Shelby Cobra GT 500. Thanks to Dennis Lark and FoMoCo for the opportunity. Other exercises include special operations and familiar equipment.
Vehicle washing involves cutting a vehicle from a trapped occupant to prevent injuries during a rescue operation. The process is not as easy as it looks, and having a real vehicle during training will help firefighters learn the ropes of hard work.
On the note, Ford Motor Company donated a test mule to be used for this specific purpose. These pre-production vehicles do not reach legal use, so they often meet endless ends. For this Shelby GT500, this is for a very useful reason.