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Media Release

Get your broken down vehicle out of your life – for free
Tuesday 27 October 2009 – 12:00 PM
Is your broken down car too expensive and not worth repairing?

Give it a new life and at the same time help firefighters and emergency service volunteers in their training by donating it.

FESA needs vehicles of any make or model and is happy to remove them from yards, garages and driveways for free.

Applied Training Officer Brian Ligertwood said firefighters and volunteers trained regularly for emergency rescues so there was a constant need to replenish vehicle stocks.

“It’s the perfect solution for anyone with a car that’s no longer running or unsuitable for sale,” he said.

“Your vehicle just needs to have four wheels, panels, glass, seating and a steering wheel, and while an engine is preferred, it is not absolutely necessary.”

Vehicles donated to FESA’s Training Centre are used by firefighters and emergency services volunteers to practice cutting trapped people out of crashed cars.

“Training is essential to keep firefighters and volunteers highly skilled and ready for an emergency where people are trapped or lives are at risk,” Mr Ligertwood said.

“By donating your unwanted car you are playing a part in keeping your community safe and potentially helping to save lives.”

For more information on free car collection call FESA’s Vehicle contractor on 0414 970 640.

Proof of ownership will be required upon vehicle collection.

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