THERE is never a dull moment for Newton Abbot’s fire-fighters, as the crew took to Gilpin Demolition for their latest training night.

It was a late nights training for the town’s crew, who were faced with a mock roll-up Road Traffic Collision (RTC) drill at the nearby demolition yard.

The scenario involved two vehicles, one on its roof and another on its side, with multiple casualties trapped.

The first fire appliance in attendance focused on the car on its roof - crew members used a variety of battery-powered cutting and spreading equipment to remove aspects of the vehicle.

They also utilised smaller tools and impact drivers to remove seats and other components, allowing them to tunnel through the car.

Newton Abbot Fire Station training night at Gilpins Demolition
(Photo by Newton Abbot Fire Station)

The team from the second appliance focussed wholly on the car resting on its side.

Using cutting equipment and reciprocating saws, the crew cut such that a flap could be created from the roof, which was then used as a platform to rescue the casualty.

Both casualties were removed from the vehicles using scoop stretchers, which are ideal for carrying casualties with possible spinal injuries.

Newton Abbot Fire Station training night at Gilpin Demolition
(Photo by Newton Abbot Fire Station)

‘If you think you have what it takes to join us, we are currently recruiting and seeking individuals who can work well in a team as well as provide a good range of daytime on-call cover’ a spokesperson for Newton Abbot Fire Station said.

‘If you're interested in the role, either message us, visit us at the station on a Monday evening (Excluding bank holidays) at 7pm, or visit our website below for more info and applications’ the spokesperson added.