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The partners and MF&RS staff involved in the workshop at Belle Vale Community Fire Station. Photo supplied by Station Manager Paul Kay.
Joint visits will be carried out to primary and secondary schools in Liverpool to drive home important messages on road safety.
Staff from our Service met with Merseyside Police and Liverpool City Council at Belle Vale Community Fire Station as part of the work to launch the project.
Station Manager Paul Kay, who organised the workshop event, said: “For the first time, all three agencies will attend primary and secondary schools together throughout the school year and deliver relevant messages. The idea was brought about by myself and Chief Inspector Chris Hitchell who recognised the difficulty in getting into schools and the duplication of efforts by all agencies.
“As the initiative progresses positive relationships will be built between MF&RS and Merseyside Police
Night At The Blitz
A 1940s themed event is being held in Liverpool by The Fire Fighters Charity to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Blitz.
The event will see guests dressing in 1940s style with live music, canapés and much more.
It takes place on Friday, August 29, at Blundell Street restaurant, on Blundell Street, at 8pm.
The Boogie Woogie Swing Band will be performing a mix of old and modern songs with the Swing twist and there will also be some surprises on the night.
Tickets are £10 each and the event will raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Anyone who would like to go can buy tickets direct from Alison Shannon in the Finance department at Service Headquarters.
People can also order tickets from Alan Knell, Regional Fundraising Officer for the charity by calling 07827 307 364 or sending an email to
neighbourhood teams, school officers and Liverpool City Council thereby improving education with the aim to reducing Road Traffic Collisions whilst improving pedestrian safety.
“Watch Manager John Cousins presented the 'Suddenly from nowhere' road safety presentation on behalf of MF&RS.”
There was also a presentation on pedestrian safety for young school children on behalf of Liverpool City Council and Chief Inspector Chris Hitchell presented on enforcement and education within the district on behalf of Merseyside Police.
The first joint school visit will be scheduled within a couple of weeks following the workshop at Belle Vale Community Fire Station.
The Fire Fighters
Charity’s facilities
are available for all
MF&RS staff, both
operational and
retired firefighters and their families.
It has three centres, including Jubilee House in Cumbria, Harcombe House in Devon and Marine Court in West Sussex.
Anyone employed by our Service and their dependents can use the Charity and qualify for lifetime support after five years’ employment. It helps those who have been injured or suffered illness.
For information about the charity’s beneficiary services visit or email or call 0800 389 8820.

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