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SERVPRO Donates Fleet Service Vehicle to Burlington Fire Department for Training
There comes a time in the service life of a SERVPRO Green Fleet vehicle that it is time to take a final ride. One way to give the fleet van one more job to do is to donate it to the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) for use as a training element to keep skills sharp for extinguishing vehicle fires as well as extrication methods for removing victims in auto accidents.
This vehicle is one of many that are regularly donated to give the Burlington Volunteer Firefighters hands-on training. SERVPRO knows the importance of creating realistic training environments as our technicians undergo similar simulated situations when they learn the best practices during restoration services.
Valuable Training Tool
The fire department gets extra mileage out of each vehicle donation and sets up various situations. It's more than merely extinguishing a simulated engine fire under the hood. Different scenarios such as a car igniting from within are handled or the removal of an unconscious victim in a burning vehicle. These are valuable training exercises that get applied in real-life situations by the first responders.
There is a regular need for this type of donation, and SERVPRO strives to help our local fire and rescue services whenever possible. In some cases, the firefighters remove the seats to teach other responders how fast the material burns and the burn patterns to learn expedited methods for extinguishing these specific types of fires.
Another valuable training element is the ability to use different accelerants on the donated vehicles to learn what they look like after burning to help catch arsonists trying to cash in through fraudulent insurance claims.
SERVPRO of The Farmington Valley at (860) 675-4500 supports our local community with restoration services when you need us. And we support our local First Responders whenever possible through donations of decommissioned service vehicles for use in training.
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