KING’S LYNN: Car lessons for fire crews
Firefighters have been given a potentially life-saving insight into the construction and safety features of Audi cars.
Four members of Red Watch from the Lynn fire station visited the company’s dealership in Hamburg Way for a two-hour briefing with master technician Mark Fountain.
Andrew Maund, the dealership’s head of business, said the information they were given would help firefighters free casualties in any road accidents involving Audi cars.
Red Watch manager Leigh Prior said firefighters had been visiting car dealers in the area for several years to gain a better understanding of different types and models.
He said: “The technological side of cars is moving so fast the visits help to familiarise us with the latest developments.”
Car manufacturers also made new car safety information available to fire services which could be accessed through a mobile data terminal in fire vehicles.
Audi master technician Mark Fountain is pictured above, centre, with, from left, firefighters Robert Donnelly, Mark Bocking, Steve Saunders and Deek Richardson. Picture: ALAN MILLER MLNF13AM02266
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