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How firefighters train to save car accident victims


More than 3,500 people a year are killed on Britain's roads, far more than die in house fires, and cutting people out of crashed vehicles is now the biggest part of a modern firefighter's job.

To find out what is involved, the BBC's Nick Higham acted as a crash victim at a new training centre on Humberside where damaged and broken-down vehicles are used to simulate road accidents.

There he spoke to Nick Granger of Humberside Fire & Rescue and Russ Rucastle, whose company, BDV Recovery, hosts the new centre.


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