Crewe Fire Station Open Day 2013

Cheshire Fire and RescueBy Stuart Boughey

Sunday 25th August brought a great fun packed family day down at Crewe fire Station.
The Macon way based station wowed crowds with displays of the long reach ladder unit plus a demonstration involving rescuing a fire cadet from a car using the cutting equipment used in a traffic collision.

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There was a fantastic raffle where one lucky winner won a signed Crewe Alexandra football shirt.
The station crew supplied visitors with refreshments on site plus free ice creams for all.
Cheshire Constabulary teamed up on the day bringing in the Royal Logistic Corps Bomb Disposal Truck filled with the robots and gadgets used by the force on display along with a traffic patrol unit and a plain patrol vehicle.

More of the great displays on show included a chip pan fire demonstration showing the correct procedure of putting the fire out, many people think this is only with gas cookers but can also be caused by electrical chip fryers and cookers.
A smoke truck was on hand to put you in the middle of a smoke filled room and help you to use the correct way to get out of the situation.

A great addition to the day was the childrens go-karts situated at the car park at the rear.
This event was from 12pm till 4pm and loved by all ages.

The next open day event to be held in Cheshire East will be at Macclesfield Fire Station.
It will be opening it’s doors to the public on Sunday 8th September 2013.
There will be a range of demonstrations including, a road traffic collision demo and a fire cadet demo.
There will also be a wide range of activities for the whole family.

Pictures and story ©Stuart Boughey 2013