St Albans Firefighters Appeal For Public's Help

PUBLISHED: 15:38 17 January 2010 | UPDATED: 14:50 06 May 2010

The firefighters with their cutting equipment

The firefighters with their cutting equipment

FIREFIGHTERS are in desperate need of the public s help in sourcing scrap cars for them to practise their road accident skills. Since the Government launched the car scrappage scheme last year, donations of old vehicles to St Albans Fire Station have near

FIREFIGHTERS are in desperate need of the public's help in sourcing scrap cars for them to practise their road accident skills.

Since the Government launched the car scrappage scheme last year, donations of old vehicles to St Albans Fire Station have nearly completely dried up.

It's vital that the crews are able to maintain their skills with hydraulic cutting and rescue equipment for when they are called upon at a serious road accident scene.

In particular, the firefighters need to get used to new vehicle stabilisation equipment which they have recently received but are unable to practise with.

Crew Commander Matt Kaye urged any members of the public or local businesses to think about donating their old cars to the fire station.

Anyone who thinks they can help should contact the station on 01727 818919.


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