Sussex

West Sussex fire service in appeal for scrap cars

West Sussex firefighters hone traffic collision skills
Image caption Firefighters need to practice their rescue and cutting skills on unwanted cars

Motorists planning to scrap their unwanted cars are being urged to donate them to firefighters in West Sussex.

The county's fire service said a number of its stations were in need of extra cars for crews to train on and practice their rescue skills.

Richard Davy, deputy district commander for Crawley and Mid Sussex, said attending road traffic collisions was a core part of a firefighter's role.

Getting "practical hands on training" was vital, he added.

Mr Davy said the fire service would arrange for cars to be collected free of charge and have all the necessary paperwork processed.

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