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A group of 30 children and a group of Guides got to meet firefighters and learn
about the equipment they use.
Blue Watch firefighters from Allerton Community Fire Station visited 30
children who were members of the 35th Liverpool Boys’ Brigade,
based at All Saints' Church, Childwall. It was part of the Watch’s work
in communities, highlighting fire safety information.
The 25th Southport Guides visited White Watch at Southport Community Fire Station as part of the work to get their fire safety badge. Kathryn Ashcroft, Leader of the 25th Southport Guides, said: "The firefighters were great and helped our Guides pass their fire safety badge. It was wonderful that the firefighters at Southport Community Fire Station gave up their time to show the girls how to fight fires and allowed them
to try on some of the firefighting and water rescue kit while learning what services Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service actually provide.”
Andrew McCaldon, from the 35th Liverpool Boys’ Brigade, said: “As part of our effort to enhance our members' social, moral and cultural development, it's imperative that the boys have an awareness of fire safety. Giving the boys the opportunity to meet firefighters in person, hear from them stories and advice and have an interactive experience with a
fire engine has really caught the imagination of the young people. They are now thinking creatively about the safety of their own households.”
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Your CharitY
Staff are invited to an awareness day showing the wide range of services of The Fire Fighters Charity.
Firefighters and all other staff are welcome to attend the event, which starts at 10am and will take place at the TDA in Croxteth on Tuesday, July 22.
There will be three sessions; from 10am to 11.30am, 1pm to 2.30pm and 3pm to 4.30pm.
It will be hosted by Fran Hopkins, Beneficiary Support Co- ordinator, who will tell people about his role at the charity.
During the sessions Fran will outline the valuable work of the charity, the free services that are on offer to staff and how people can access those services.
He will highlight the range of facilities available at its three centres, including Harcombe House in Devon,
Jubilee House in Cumbria and Marine Court in Littlehampton, in West Sussex.
Fran will also be available to answer any questions relating to The Fire Fighters Charity.
The charity’s services are open to firefighters, all other MF&RS staff and retired firefighters. It is also available to their family members.
To book a place at the event email Fran at:
More information about the charity can be found at
Elliot with a member of Blue Watch at Allerton Community Fire Station.
Photo: The 25th Southport Guides.
Ben, Sam and Joseph.
Photos: the 35th Liverpool Boys’ Brigade.

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