Telford Fire Station held a successful open day with eye catching demonstrations including a chip pan fire as firefighters and community fire safety officers showcased their skills to display the wide variety of work they do.

Adults and children visited the innovative “smoke house” used to educate people of all ages about fire safety and show them how to escape from a potentially life threatening house fire.

The colourful new tent, which replaces its 20-year-old predecessor, looks like a modern day home with separate rooms and a hallway with each space containing visual and auditory interactive technology to teach fire safety.

Firefighters from White Watch in Telford explained how a hi-tech fire engine works, part of a fleet of vehicles used to keep the people of Shropshire safe.

“People came to see the great variety of work that we do at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service,” said Natalie Parkinson, equality and diversity officer.

The event started with a welcome to the public from Deputy Chief Fire Officer Rod Hammerton.  

The fire station visit was organised as part of celebrating diversity events in October including Black History Month, Older People’s Day, World Mental Health Day and Shropshire Rainbow Festival.

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17th October, 2014
Firefighter Martin Poole shows Martin McCusker how to put out fires.
Crew Manager Simon Morris shows a visitor how to operate a fire hose.