Fire and EMS conference: Drivers may see staged vehicles resembling car crash

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — San Juan County Spokesperson Devin Neeley said people should not be alarmed if they see a lot of vehicles on Sept. 19 near Aztec Auto Salvage that look like they have been in collisions.

This is because the Bloomfield and San Juan County fire departments are hosting a San Juan River Fire and EMS conference starting Sept. 19 and going through Sept. 20.

The classes include vehicle extraction techniques as well as mental health for first responders, according to a press release from San Juan County.

The two-day vehicle extraction techniques class will start at 8 a.m. Sept. 19 at Aztec Auto Salvage, 915 New Mexico Highway 516.

Vehicles will be staged to look like they have been in collisions. The staged vehicles were set up during the afternoon of Sept. 18. 

The vehicles should be off the roadway in the parking lot, however they will be visible from New Mexico Highway 516. 

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at

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