If you have an old car, truck, van or other vehicle that’s defunct and you’re not sure what to do with it, you should donate it to the fire department.
The Wetaskiwin and Millet fire departments continue to look for old vehicles to use for training purposes. Most people don’t realize that fire departments don’t spend all of their time fighting fires anymore. They spend a lot of their time providing emergency services at motor vehicle collisions.
Such collisions involved rescuing people trapped in wrecked vehicles. Rescuing people from such situations is specialized work, requiring care, attention and skill that can’t come from sitting in a classroom alone. It has to be developed from hands-on training.
To that end, firefighters at both the Wetaskiwin and Millet departments are asking the public to donate vehicles for the departments to use in motor vehicle collision practices. If you have a vehicle that you can donate, call 780-984-8511.