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WORKSHOP ON THE ROAD
A group of young people, ranging from 16-years-old to 23-years-old, attended a new road safety awareness workshop.
The RTC Reduction Team held the workshop for staff, their relatives and friends to help promote road safety. It was staged on September 25.
Crew Manager Vin Taylor, from the RTC Reduction Team, said: “The event was held at Station 10, Kirkdale, and was well attended by young people and members of White Watch. I delivered a powerful presentation highlighting the dangers on and around our roads for young people covering topics including mobile phones, speeding, drink and drug driving, pedestrian safety and seatbelts.
“Following the classroom-based presentation the group were shown the Service ‘crashed car’ and were given a descriptive talk on how operational personnel would carry out controlled extrication via roof removal, emphasising the great risk of injury from an RTC and highlighting the dangers of spinal injuries.
“Finally all those who attended donned fire kit for initially a group photograph and subsequently some personal photos with members of their families. It was a great success and those attending clearly took on board the messages they heard.”
TRAILBLAZERS
Two firefighters are undertaking a tough event in Delamere Forest in Cheshire to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Watch Manager Chris Howarth and Firefighter Russ Hardman, both part of Blue Watch at Huyton Community Fire Station, along with Alan Knell, regional fundraising officer for the North West for The Fire Fighters Charity, are taking part in this year’s Brooks HellRunner Hell Up North trail running event on November 1.
Watch Manager Chris Howarth said: “The run covers twelve miles and consists of water crossings, very, very thick mud throughout the route and climbing up and down several very steep hills. You have to also go through smelly bogs and woodland paths and there are countless other obstacles throughout the course to overcome.
“Despite the challenge of the event itself, Russ and I intend to do this in full fire kit and wearing breathing apparatus
just to add to the fun. We would really appreciate any donations and hope to raise as much as we can. The Fire Fighters Charity does some fantastic work helping current and former firefighters in need.
“Although Russ and myself have not required the services and help the charity offers, we have several friends and colleagues throughout MF&RS who have benefited from the excellent work they offer for firefighters and their families.”
Donations can be made at: www.justgiving.com/Mr-Howarth
More information on the HellRunner event in Cheshire can be found at: www.hellrunner.co.uk/hell-up-north
More stories on fundraising for The Fire Fighters Charity and information on how to get in touch with the charity can be found on Page 12.
PAGE 4 HOTNEWS
Total Incidents by Ground Station between 1st August 2014 to 31st August 2014.
Station Ground
All Accidental All Deliberate All RTC Primary Home Secondary Secondary Special
10 Kirkdale
11 City Centre
12 Kensington
13 Allerton
14 Speke - Garston 15 Toxteth
16 Old Swan
6 3 11 5 8 3 4 3 6 3 10 4 10 7 17 Belle Vale 3 0
18 15 15 2 14 8 29 2 33 31 14 3 11 9 9 3 12 10 9 2 15 15 7
18 Aintree
19 Croxteth
20 Birkenhead
21 Bromborough
22 Heswall 1 0
23 Upton 3 1
24 West Kirby 0 0 4 25 Wallasey 15 7 16 30 Bootle & Netherton 16 6 14 31 Crosby 14 7 13
32 Formby 1 0 33 Southport 10 4 40 Huyton 7 4 41 Whiston 4 1 42 Kirkby 8 3 50 St Helens 10 4 51 Newton-Le-Willows 3 0 52 Eccleston 8 3
224
Grand Total 199 81
342
302 246 59
Fires Fires
Fires Fires Service
There have been 4 people rescued from ADFs and 9 people rescued from RTCs.
16 4 5 1 14 6 6 2
11 11 7 2 6 6 4 2 13 11 12 1 18 17 17 8 13 11 16 2 23 22 5 1 7 4 3 2 756 4
 8
11
11
13
30
 7
12
7 3
10 10 2 11 5 2
3 2
16 11 2 11 16 3 11 14 2
8 8 6 29 10 3 7 9 5
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