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Fire department in need of 'junk' vehicles

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Have an old car that doesn't run or you just don't want anymore? The Brazil City Fire Department can put that heap of a jalopy to use.

"We need to get our hands on 12-15 junk cars we can use during (accident) extrication training," Brazil Fire Chief Jim Smith told The Brazil Times recently. "It's the type of training you can't do everyday because it's hard to find so many cars."

Vehicle extrication is the process of removing an accident victim from a vehicle by utilizing hydraulic tools, including the Jaws of Life, when conventional means are impossible or unadvisable.

The fire department plans to use the Craig Park parking lot area during the training that Smith says will be scheduled before spring.

"The cars must be able to be towed and the owner should have the title. We will have letters available for people to turn in their donations on their taxes," Smith said.

Smith said Beasley Towing Service would pick up the vehicles and prepare them for use during the training sessions.

"We would like to get them as quick as possible so we can schedule the training before people really start using the park in the warm weather," Smith said.

To learn more about how to donate your old car, contact the Brazil City Fire Department at 448-1721.

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