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					                                                   03/06/2004             No: 59/F&R

                 Fire Service Appeals for more Scrap Cars!
  Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to thank those people who have
  generously donated their old cars for use in the British National Championships
  extrication competition at the Madjeski Stadium, Reading in July. Since the first appeal
  last week, the fire service has received over 70 car contributions. However, they still
  need a further 70 cars to make up the total of 140 required for the competition.

  Berkshire is hosting this year’s event that will see teams from all over the UK
  demonstrating their skills at rescuing ‘casualties’ from wrecked cars to see who comes
  out on top. Berkshire teams have a strong record at both national and international
  level and are hoping to scoop some prizes in July.

  Assistant Divisional Officer Ian Cox, a Berkshire team member and competition
  organiser, explained: “The cars we need can be non- runners and have accident
  damage, we can use anything really. We arrange with the owner to sign the vehicle
  over to us and then we will collect it and take it away- it’s as simple as that.”

  If you have a vehicle that is no use to you anymore and you are prepared to donate it
  to the Brigade for use in the competition, please contact Michael Pound on 0118 932
  2746.

  ENDS.




                    Issued by Becky Harvey, press & marketing assistant
             ph : 0118 932 2214 fx: 0118 932 2105 email: harveyr@rbfrs.co.uk
Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service, 103 Dee Road, Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire RG30 4FS

				
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