Copart routinely welcomes local police and fire and rescue teams to hold trainings at our nationwide locations. Yard 162 in Hampton, VA had the recent privilege of hosting the Captain of Hampton Fire Station #5 and the fire department’s Citizen Fire Academy.
The Citizen Fire Academy is an immersive experience that gives the local fire department the opportunity to familiarize Hampton citizens with the department, equipment and methods it uses to make rescues and extinguish fires.
The department had three on-site vehicles for demonstrations, generously donated by buyer Foss Recycling. Demonstrations included procedure for stabilizing a vehicle and usage of the Jaws of Life.
These Citizen Fire Academy sessions provide local community members insight into the fire department, and simultaneously help train new members of the department.
Below are photos from the event:
If you’re interested in conducting training at a Copart location, please contact the General Manager of your local Copart.