“Both the community and the Burlington Fire Department benefit from this program,” said Acting Captain Paul Keyes who leads this year’s auto extrication team. “People can safely and responsibly recycle unwanted electronics with the proceeds helping our vehicle rescue team train and compete in local and international competitions.”
The vehicle rescue, or auto extrication, team provides the community with highly trained men and women who are ready to respond to an emergency with the latest training, knowledge and life-saving rescue techniques. The team uses such tools as the Jaws of Life to help remove people trapped in vehicles and then transfer them to ambulance.
To help support the vehicle rescue competition, residents can drop off old, unwanted electronics seven days a week between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. When dropping off items, ring the bell at the front door of the station and on-duty staff will assist.
Acceptable items include, but are not limited to:
- Computers – laptops and tablets
- Most printing devices, cartridges and fax machines
- CD/VCR/DVD/Blue-Ray players
- iPods and MP3/Digital Audio Players
- Digital and video cameras
- Phones and answering machines
- Home and car radios and speaker systems
- Televisions up to 29″