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Fire Cadet Units from Formby and Toxteth community fire stations at Colomendy. Photo supplied by Suzi Tosi.
The Youth Engagement Team recently took two Fire Cadet Units, from Formby and Toxteth community fire stations, on a three-day residential stay in Colomendy, North Wales.
It was an opportunity for both cadet units to meet like- minded young people and experience a range of activities, while developing their “working with others” and “teambuilding” skills.
Activities included caving, abseiling, problem solving, a leap of faith, Jacob’s Ladder, campfires, scrapheap challenge, archery, laser quest and giant zip wire.
Both cadet units are funded by Youth United whose aim is to increase the number of young people engaged in their communities.
There are currently 19 cadets enrolled with the Formby Fire Cadets, who are pupils at Formby High School, and 18 cadets in the Toxteth Fire Cadets, who all attend Archbishop Blanch High School.
The Youth Engagement Team always seeks to increase the number of adult volunteers in supporting young people.
If staff would like to get involved, please contact the cadet co-ordinator Suzy Tosi.
MAn And PoocH REScuEd
Firefighters rescued a man and a dog from a dwelling fire in Wirral.
Our Service attended Orrets Meadow Road, in Woodchurch, at around 9.30pm on Sunday, May 24, after a pan of food caught fire in the kitchen.
A neighbour called 999 after hearing a smoke alarm sounding and a dog barking.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rescued a man from the property. A dog was also rescued from the premises by firefighters.
The man was assessed at the scene by paramedics.
There was smoke damage to the kitchen and hallway of the property.
Three fire appliances were called out from Upton, Wallasey
and Birkenhead community fire stations. Firefighters were at the scene for around an hour and ten minutes.
Station Manager Richie Clarke, who attended the incident, said: “Firefighters rescued a man from the property and also rescued a dog from the premises.
“This incident highlights the importance of having smoke alarms fitted and checking on neighbours. A smoke alarm alerted a neighbour who called 999.
“We would ask people to check on vulnerable or elderly people in the community and ensure they have smoke alarms fitted. If they hear a smoke alarm continually sounding in their neighbour’s property, they should call 999.
“A working smoke alarm can give the early warning to a fire. Smoke alarms should be fitted on each level of the home and should be tested each week.”
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