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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Open day at Lichfield proves huge success

7/8/2017

Lichfield Community Fire Station opened its doors to the public yesterday (Wednesday August 2) to show residents the new facilities.

“It was great to see so many people come to visit us at the station for an action packed afternoon."

Station Manager Ruth Watchorn-Rice

Visitors had the opportunity to see the crews in action during a road traffic collision demonstration and a fire simulation where the firefighters wore their breathing apparatus and entered the fire training house with a hose to show how they would tackle a blaze.

Guided tours of the new station were also offered in order to show the visitors the community rooms available to them for community groups and events.

Welephant also attended and signed up 24 children to the Wele Club. The children who become members will receive regular newsletters containing the Service’s safety messages, puzzles, and educational illustrations for them to colour in.

Station Manager Ruth Watchorn-Rice said: “It was great to see so many people come to visit us at the station for an action packed afternoon.

“We really value this time to meet the community and to show them what we do. The road traffic collision demonstration was a big hit and the children enjoyed taking part in our house fire rescue demonstration.”