Richmondshire firefighters appeal for scrap cars

Firefighters in Richmondshire have issued an appeal for  scrap cars to practice lifesaving rescue techniques.

Firefighters are asking any motorist who is looking to scrap their vehicle to contact them, and the vehicle will be put to good use.

Vehicles will be disposed of at an authorised scrap dealer.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “As a fire service we spend a great deal of time working with partners to reduce the number of road traffic collisions that occur within the county.

“However, collisions still occur where motorists may be trapped in their vehicles and in need of rescue.

“Fire crews need to continually practice rescue techniques on a variety of vehicles, to help them maintain their skills.”

Any motorist who would like to donate their vehicle to support this training should contact Richmond fire station on 01748 823343.