Urgent appeal for car donations from firefighters

The service accepts donated scrap cars which are used for training exercises for road traffic collisions.


Release date: 27 September 2018

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is urgently appealing for more car donations to assist firefighters with their training.

A number of stations are in need of extra vehicles across West Sussex, and the service relies heavily on donations from the public.

The cars allow crews to practice their training and development to deal with road traffic collisions.

They cut the vehicles open to carry out rescue operations, and it is crucial they have all the skills and knowledge they need.

Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities said: “The fire service relies on the public donating cars for firefighters to practice and train on, but the rising cost of scrap metal has meant we have seen a significant decrease in the amount of cars we have received.

“So we need your help if you have a car that has failed an MOT or you just don’t need any more and would like to donate it to the fire service for a worthy cause.”

Anyone wishing to donate their car can call 01243 752448, or email frsmedia@westsussex.gov.uk with the following details:

• Name
• Contact number
• Make and model of the vehicle
• Full address, including a postcode, of where the vehicle is parked

The service can then arrange for the team at Autocovery to collect the vehicle.

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