Fair Lawn Rescue responds to emergencies each year that involve extricating drivers and passengers from vehicles after a collision. Often there are serious injuries and before a victim can be removed, our members must use specialized tools and techniques to remove parts of the vehicle from around the accident victim.
Vehicle extrication has become a very specialized field. With an increased use of lightweight vehicle components, airbags, computer controlled security and alternate fuel/hybrid systems; it has become even more important that our members stay aware of changes in both vehicle designs and in extrication techniques.
As part of Fair Lawn Rescue’s training program, our members participate in ongoing practice sessions on scrap vehicles usually donated or obtained from local junk yards. Fair Lawn Rescue has implemented a program that facilitates the donation of scrap vehicles directly to our Squad for training purposes in exchange for a tax donation letter.
Anyone wishing to donate a vehicle can do so by calling 201-794-5388 or email email@example.com If the vehicle is operable and you live in the area, it can be driven directly to our training facility located at the DPW Complex on Saddle River Road. If the vehicle cannot be driven, we will arrange for a towing company to pick up the vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the program about?
A. As an owner of a vehicle, you can donate your vehicle to Fair Lawn Rescue for extrication training and you will receive a tax donation letter from the Fair Lawn Rescue Squad Association.
Q. How do I donate my vehicle?
A. Call 201-794-5388 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For instructions. You can either drive your vehicle to our drop off site or we will arrange for a towing company to pick it up free of charge. You must be present to sign over your ownership to a Fair Lawn Rescue representative. Please make sure all personal possessions are removed from the vehicle.
Q. What happens to the vehicle?
A. Your vehicle will become the property of Fair Lawn Rescue and will be destroyed after extrication training. Following the training the destroyed vehicle will be disposed of at a vehicle recycling facility.
Q. Can I donate my vehicle even if I don't have an ownership?
A. No, unfortunately we cannot receive any vehicles unless it is accompanied by a valid and signed title.