From firefighter to demolition derby driver: the surprising hobby of a Maryland firefighter

  • Source: WDVM-TV 25 Hagerstown
  • Published: 07/20/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Normally when you hear about firefighters and car wrecks, it’s the firefighter who is responding to the incident, not getting into them. While Washington County firefighter Chandler Fishack has completed numerous extrications, he also has a knack for taking cars apart to turn them into demolition derby cars. Fishack will be competing in his 6th demolition derby during this year’s Washington County Ag Expo and he couldn’t be more excited. He explains the process of creating a demolition derby car is not like your average trip to the auto body shop. The car must be stripped of all glass and plastic pieces, including windows, mirrors, and head or tail lights. Fishack also welds three of the four car doors shut and also welds metal bars and fencing to replace the now-removed windshield.


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