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Firefighters need your scrap cars

21st March 2013

Firefighters across Hambleton District are in need of scrap cars to practice lifesaving rescue techniques.

Group Manager David Pitt said: "We spend a great deal of time working with our partners to reduce the number of collisions across Hambleton, with initiatives to educate motorists about safer driving. However, collisions still occur where motorists may be trapped in their vehicles and are in need of rescue. Fire Crews need to continually practice rescue techniques on a variety of vehicles. This practice is vital to maintain firefighter’s skills."  

Firefighters at Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale, Stokesley and Easingwold are asking any motorist who is looking to scrap their vehicle to contact them, and the vehicle will be put to good use. Vehicles can be collected, and will be disposed of at an authorised scrap dealer.

Any motorist who would like to donate their vehicle to support this training should contact Northallerton Fire Station on 01609 751010.

Other fire stations across the county are also often in need of scrap cars for training purposes, if you live outside of the Hambleton District and would be interested in donating your vehicle please contact your local day crewed (Richmond, Whitby, Malton, Tadcaster, Selby or Ripon) or Whole-time (Scarborough, York, Acomb, Harrogate) fire station. Contact details for these stations can be found here

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