(KCEN) -- Technology on the road is constantly changing.
Hybrid cars are a game changer, not only in fuel efficiency, but also rescue tactics.
The cars are stronger and require different, stronger equipment, should you need to be rescued.
Today, Temple fire and rescue were trained on the latest vehicle extrication techniques.
These jaws of life might look dangerous, but they could be life saving.
Captain Sam Hendricks knows how often he has to use them.
"We immediately knew we had an entrapment, we went and pulled our tools out and started making a plan to get the patient out," says Capt.. Hendricks.
Area firefighters trained on several different real life scenarios with new extrication equipment.
Temple firefighter Leroy Vargas says, "They make cars much stronger, much better which is much stronger much better but it make it much harder for us to extricate them effectively."
One of the most important things for fire and rescue crews is securing the scene of an accident and making sure all involved are safe.
"The quicker we can get them out of the car, the quicker we can get them to the hospital the quicker we can save lives," says firefighter Cole Easel.
"A lot of these new life saving tools are battery operated, similar to how you would use your power tools at home. Like this extrication tool that's operated like a ram that will puncture through any window."
And as the world around us constantly changes, Captain Hendricks knows the importance to stay on top of the curve.
"We have to stay a breast, of the technology as it advances, because it will keep us from getting in if we don't learn how to do it."
A set of tools that could save your life.
Each firefighter involved in the two day training is now certified as a extrication technician.