High Country Training Center needs donated vehicles
September 15, 2010
The Summit Fire Authority is seeking donated vehicles – in any condition, running or not – for use in critical “extrication” training at the High Country Training Center in which rescuers practice using the Jaws of Life and other tools needed to save accident victims.
Donors may claim the value of their vehicles as a charitable contribution and know they are contributing to the vital training of local emergency crews in the Summit Fire Authority: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue, the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District and the Copper Mountain Fire Department.
“This training is critical to getting people out of their vehicles quickly and safely, and it can mean the difference between life and death,” said Training Capt. Eric Johnson. “A classroom training is simply not an adequate bridge from the training room to the shoulder of a busy highway.”
Donors must be able to push, pull, drag or drive their vehicles to the High Country Training Center and provide written authorization and the title to the Training Center. HCTC is located at 0225 County Road 1003 in the County Commons in Frisco.