21 June 2013

Fire fighters destroy cars for competition

| Barcham
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ACT Fire & Rescue are getting ready to face fierce competition from across Australia, Asia, and New Zealand in a battle to see who can destroy 70 brand new cars the quickest.

Sounds kinda fun actually.

“ACTF&R is pleased to host this year’s Capital Rescue Challenge which enable crews to utilise their skills and equipment in a cutting edge road accident rescue forum against the very best the region has to offer,” ACTF&R Chief Officer Paul Swain said.

“Until Sunday, teams will compete in a series of motor vehicle accident rescue scenarios with the overall winner eligible to represent Australia at the World Rescue Challenge next year,” he said.

The Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) conducts the annual rescue challenge to assist all emergency service workers in the development and exchange of information, knowledge and skills in road rescue. ARRO certified assessors will be on site through the Capital Rescue Challenge to judge and assess all competitors.

“We are also thankful to the team at Holden for donating 70 new vehicles for the Capital Rescue Challenge,” ACTF&R Chief Officer Paul Swain said.

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Spotted those the other day too. They appear to be “test vehicles”. Many of them were left hand drive and the Caprices were all Chevy badged as Export vehicles.

It will be a Game of Snow and Fire if the weather really turns white on Sunday.

Ah! That explains the mystery of the dozens of neatly lined up Holdens I spotted out the back of EPIC yesterday, all of which appeared to have been in an identical accident. I was going slightly nuts trying to figure out what they might be for/from.

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