Firefighters stage RTC demonstration at Scottish Car Show

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Crews highlight the consequences of a road traffic collision and the main contributory factors of road accidents.

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Firefighters from Sighthill and Crewe Toll demonstrated their wide-ranging abilities during a visit to the Scottish Car Show in Edinburgh yesterday.

The crews staged two car extraction demonstrations in front of visitors, highlighting the consequences of a road traffic collision and the main contributory factors of road accidents.

Members of our Community Action Team then joined Police Scotland and Road Safety Scotland colleagues to pass on safety advice to the thousands of road users attending the show from across Scotland.

Watch Manager Steven Scott said: “The Scottish Car Show gives us direct contact to an important target audience with many young drivers attending with their families.

“Road safety is a lifelong learning process and being in a position to influence people’s actions from an early age is vital.

“As one of the six priorities for the City of Edinburgh this was a vitally important event for us to show off our abilities, professionalism and - most importantly - the potential aftermath of a serious RTC.”

After cutting the mock casualty out of the vehicle, firefighters then demonstrated CPR techniques using a British Heart Foundation (BHF) mannequin.

Every SFRS station in Scotland has a BHF mannequin and anybody can pop in to arrange a demonstration of CPR techniques for themselves or a larger group. 

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