Firefighters appeal for unwanted cars

WEST Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is appealing to people in the Midhurst and Petworth area – they need your 
old car.

The service is asking people to donate their unwanted cars and help firefighters hone their road traffic collision rescue skills.

A number of fire stations across the county are in need of extra cars for crews to train on and practise the latest preparation, stabilisation and cutting techniques they need when they are rescuing casualties from life-threatening 
car crashes.

Lee Walton is Blue Watch manager at Crawley Fire Station.

He said: “In West Sussex we actually attend more road traffic collisions than we do house fires.

“Using our skills to quickly and safely rescue people who are trapped in their cars following a collision is a core part of a firefighter’s role and without doubt saves many lives each year.

“It doesn’t matter what condition the car is in, we can arrange for it to be picked up free of charge.”

If you are interested in donating your unwanted car, contact 01243 642880 during office hours or email frs.media@westsussex.gov.uk