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Kanab Fire Department seeks junk car donations
The Kanab Fire Department is seeking donations of clunkers and junked cars for use in its ongoing extrication-training program. Extrication is a critical life-saving service where firefighters cut away parts of a car to make sure trapped passengers can be removed safely from the vehicle, according to department training officer Captain Landon Welch.
“Fortunately, we don’t have to do it too often around here“, says Welch. “But when we do need to extricate, we want to be as sharp as possible. To keep that edge, we need a steady supply of vehicles for frequent practice.”
That is where the junked car donations come in. Each donated vehicle will allow firefighters to practice a variety of extrication skills and techniques for use during real emergencies.
Volunteers will gladly pick up any available cars. Please note, all donated vehicles must come with a clear title before they can be used in extrication training.
For questions or more details, please contact the Kanab Fire Department at 644-2718. Thank-you and Happy New Year!