Watch: Reporter cut from car in Harrogate firefighter drill

Although two days are rarely the same for journalists, getting cut out of a car by Harrogate firefighters on a Monday morning (November 10) is particularly out of the ordinary.

Thursday, 13th November 2014, 10:43 am
NADV 1411101AM7 Dan at Fire Station. (1411101AM7)

After spending an evening shift with the firefighters on Wednesday (November 5), I was invited back on Monday morning to play the part of a driver in a road traffic collision drill.

In this particular drill, the firefighters had to rescue the unconscious victim from the vehicle with no immediate access points.

As I sat in the front seat, glass smashing around me, the firefighters used their machinery to remove the roof of the car to transport me to safety.

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NADV 1411101AM7 Dan at Fire Station. (1411101AM7)

Watch the video above to see the firefighters perform the drill and read this week’s Harrogate Advertiser to find out the six things I learnt from my shift at Harrogate Fire Station.