A lot of homes, businesses and automobiles were ruined last year during the disastrous super storm Sandy, including over 300 Chevrolet cars sitting in dealership lots or waiting to be shipped out. Most of these cars are unsalvageable due to water damage but that doesn’t mean they are unusable!
Chevrolet is donating 300 of the damaged vehicles to Guardian Centers, a fully functional training center for first responders. From rescue operations to disaster scenarios, Guardian Centers was built to prepare first responders for all phases of disaster preparedness by simulating a fully operational and modern cityscape.
These Chevy vehicles will help provide a realistic training environment for real-life situations where first responders develop specific skill sets and leadership skills, while also testing their plans and equipment. The different situations first responders will be trained for using the vehicles include wide area searches, traffic congestion in emergency situations, counter terrorism, public order and mass casualty.
“The vehicles we received from Chevrolet are an essential component of full immersion disaster response training in a metropolitan environment. This level of realism and effectiveness cannot be overstated,” said Geoff Burkart, founder and CEO of Guardian Centers, in a statement.
Our staff, here at Tom Naquin, is happy to see the ruined Chevy vehicles go to such a good cause!