Usually, a visit from the fire brigade isn’t a very happy event. It generally means you’re in a spot of bother. Or, that Chris has burnt his toast again.
However, we at Combellacks quite like them coming to visit us.
As our roads become more and more congested, regrettably more road traffic accidents occur as a direct result. The fire brigade are often the first on scene, using their equipment to remove an injured person from a damaged vehicle in the quickest and safest manner possible.
We believe that they offer a massively important service, and of course, in our line of business we see a fair bit of their handiwork every single day. As such, we were happy to welcome the St. Dennis fire fighting team to our yard yesterday evening, in order to practice cutting up a car.
Here’s some pictures of the team at work.
- The St Dennis Fire Brigade arrive on site to dismember our Mazda
The Fire Fighters quickly begin to prepare the Mazda for cutting in order to remove a casualty
Removal of the tailgate and doors
The powerful "Jaws of life" are used to cut through the Mazdas pillars
The Jaws of Life are used to cut the C Pillars
With all the pillars cut, and panels removed, the roof is ready for the firemen to lift off
The Job isn't done yet though. The A-Pillars are cut more to allow the front end to 'rock' forwards to release a casualty
The Jaws of Life are used to prise apart the 2 halfs of the car, to release the casualties legs
And this is the end result!
As much as we enjoyed these chaps company, we’d hate them to have to meet you under less happy circumstances. Please take the greatest care in your cars over the winter months as driving conditions deteriorate!