Every year around 2,800 people are seriously injured and 200 are killed on Western Australian (WA) roads as a result of serious road crash.
Sadly, about two thirds of WA’s road deaths take place in WA’s regional and remote areas.
Career and volunteer firefighters from the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), Volunteer Emergency Service (VES) and State Emergency Service (SES) are trained to remove casualties from major road crash using the latest technology in hydraulic rescue equipment, often referred to as the ‘jaws of life’.
Firefighters also manage and contain hazardous materials such as poisons, flammable liquids and gases where they have been released from their containers caused by a vehicle crash.
Further information about DFES's road crash rescue equipment is available here.
Road safety education
In May 2012, DFES teamed up with the RAC, WA Police, St John Ambulance and Royal Perth Hospital to bring bstreetsmart to WA year 10, 11 and 12 students for the first time ever. More information is available here.
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Donate an old car to DFES
DFES collects old cars of any make or model for use in emergency training procedures. By donating your unwanted car you are playing a part in potentially helping to save lives.
Donated cars require a steering wheel, seats, panels, glass windows, a windscreen and four wheels. An engine is preferred but is not necessary.
Vehicles must also be unregistered and proof of ownership must be presented before it is accepted.
To donate a car, please contact Jamie Taylor by phone, (08) 9444 4545, mobile 0437 770 786, or visit the website http://www.bombsaway.com.au.