Steven Eagell’s Group to the Rescue with Firefighter Training Vehicles – Car Dealer Magazine

The Steven Eagell Group helps firefighters with necessary training.

The top 100 car dealership company has donated two vehicles to Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service for use by the emergency response team and has said it wants to build an ongoing relationship with them, providing more where needed.

Traffic accidents are among the thousands of calls firefighters respond to each year, where they often must safely extricate trapped people from vehicles using specialized tools and training so they can receive urgent, often life-saving medical treatment.

The Toyota and Lexus dealer donated the vehicles to Wheathampstead and Harpenden fire stations to be used to simulate incidents using mannequins or with firefighters acting as victims requiring medical attention.

Jamie Eagell, commercial director of Steven Eagell Group, said: “Firefighters working for Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service risk their lives every day to protect and serve their local community.

“We are extremely proud to be able to donate vehicles that will be used as part of our Road Traffic Collision training and we hope they will make a difference by ensuring the training is as realistic as possible to develop the skills and experience required to respond to real emergency scenarios .

Ian Youngs, Station Commander (Call Support), Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, added: “Both Wheathampstead and Harpenden stations protect the local community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, thanks to our highly trained team of on-call firefighters.

“We are grateful to Steven Eagell Group for donating these vehicles for use as part of our road traffic collision training.

“Simulating traffic incidents is an important aspect of training for our on-duty firefighters so that we can best serve and protect our local community.”

The photo shows representatives of Steven Eagell with firefighters at Wheathampstead police station