Lichfield Community Fire Station hosts open day
A new community fire station has thrown open its doors to give the public a chance to see its new facilities.
Lichfield Community Fire Station, based on Birmingham Road in Lichfield, hosted an open day last week ahead of its official opening in October.
People were given the opportunity to see fire 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.
Fire safety mascot Welephant was in attendance and he signed 24 children up to the Wele Club - which helps children learn more about fire safety.
The children who became members will receive regular newsletters containing the Staffordshire Fire Service’s safety messages, puzzles, and educational illustrations for them to colour in.
Speaking about the open day, which took place on Wednesday August 2, 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.”