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Archived news releases from Kent Fire and Rescue Service

This page contains a searchable archive of news releases from January 2013 until August 2014.

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From fast cars to safe drivers with firefighters’ demo

Publication date
04 October 2013
News release text
Hundreds of people who enjoyed the Brands Hatch Modified Live event got to see the dangerous side of poor driving as Kent firefighters demonstrated the aftermath of a car crash. 
 
Alongside colleagues from Kent Police and St John’s Ambulance, crews worked with hydraulic cutting equipment to free a mock casualty and share road safety messages with the audience of around 500 people. 
 
Dartford Crew Manager Gary Miller said: “We thank the event organisers for letting us attend as it was a great opportunity to provide road safety advice to a target audience of drivers aged from 17 to 30-years-old; warning them of the dangers of driving too fast and highlighting the impact upon the families of those involved in a serious road traffic collision.” 
 
The Modified Live event took place last weekend (29 Sept) as part of a series of shows held at regional race circuit venues taking place around the UK which are run to gather and celebrate modified vehicles. 
 
Note to newsdesks: 
 
Photos from the car cutting demo are available on our photo library at http://www.kentfirephotos.co.uk/
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