Donating Vehicles to Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wheathampstead Fire Station

We have donated vehicles to Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to be used by On-Call Firefighters as part of their vital life-saving training.

On-Call Firefighters are an integral part of Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, providing flexible, efficient and reliable fire and rescue cover and engagement in their local community. They are highly trained in responding to fires, water rescues, road traffic collisions, as well as delivering community safety initiatives.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service responds to thousands of incidents each year, a large proportion of which are road traffic collisions. When attending these incidents, On-Call Firefighters are often required to safely extricate trapped victims from vehicles using specialist tools and training so they can receive medical attention.

We donated vehicles to Wheathampstead and Harpenden Fire Stations, both part of Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, to be used to simulate these incidents. These simulations take place either with the use of dummies or with firefighters acting as victims requiring medical care.

Here's what Ian Youngs, Station Commander (On-Call Support), Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said about the donations:

“Both Wheathampstead and Harpenden Fire Station provide cover to their local community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year thanks to our highly trained team of On-Call Firefighters. We’re grateful to Steven Eagell Group for donating these vehicles to be used as part of our road traffic collision training. Simulating road traffic incidents is an important aspect of the training our On-Call Firefighters receive to enable us to best serve and safeguard our local community.”

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Wheathampstead Fire Station

June 2024