Firefighters train at Stamford
Image courtesy of the Rutland and Stamford Mercury.
The crew from Stamford Fire Station have trained at the Stamford Schools, using the buildings for training exercises with ladders and hoses.
Two fire engines and 11 firefighters were involved in the drills, practising at the Sports Centre building and facilities off Conduit Road.
Crew Manager, David Vines, works as a Maintanance Officer at the Schools and said how important it is for their new recruits to be able to have hands-on experience, and for established members of the team to refresh their knowledge.
“We’re very grateful to Barry Hancock, the Schools’ Facilities Manager, for letting us use the site for this sort of training. We are always on the lookout for places that we can come to for exercises and so encourage anyone with premises that might provide different challenges for us to get in touch.”
Suzanne Moon, News Editor for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury, attended the training exercise. Full coverage, including further photography and videos of their training, can be found on the Stamford Mercury website here.
Stamford firefighters are also holding a charity car wash on Saturday, September 11, from 9am to 4pm at Stamford Fire Station. The family-oriented event will raise money for The Firefighters Charity, and British Heart Foundation. If you cannot attend, you can still support the event by donating to their Go Fund Me page here.
UPDATE: David Vines, Maintenance Officer at the Schools and Crew Manager at Stamford Fire Station, said:
“A HUGE THANKS to the local community for supporting our carwash day ,we have raised over £3,500 and we keep open our go fund me page open until Wednesday (15/09) night.
“We raised over £2,000 on the day from generous members public, Stamford Belvedere’s Football club donated £1,000 & go fund me page currently over £500 & is still live.
“Huge thanks go to:
“Stamford Belvedere’s, who donated £1,000 from a Memorial match in memory of Nicky Bryan and Mark Morley; this was extremely kind, the football match finished 9-3, both Nicky & Mark are sadly missed by us all, and this helps keep their memory alive.
“A big thank you to Hurdler public house and landlord (Liam) for donating cash and a bouncy castle for the children to play on. Thank you to our sponsor’s, stores in Stamford; Halfords ,Lidl and Domino’s. And a final thank you to local business, in particular: Micheal Allen (painter decorators ltd), P-K Property services and Tim Leigh (Window Cleaning services) who also gave big donations; they are all very much appreciated.”
Pupils from the Schools raised over £1000 for The Firefighters Charity last academic year by cumulatively walking, running and cycling the distance of the British Channel. Read more here.
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