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A picture-perfect model of Formby Community Fire Station was presented to the son of a Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Watch Manager.
WM Matthew Scott, who is based at Formby Fire Station, said his seven-year-old son Alex was ‘delighted’ to receive the model, which was given to him as a gift by the caretaker at a local school, Frank Judge.
Frank, who works at Our Lady of Compassion Roman Catholic Primary School in Formby, presented the handmade scale model, which features working lights and sliding doors, to Alex as a present after visiting the station on a number of occasions.
WM Scott said: “Alex was delighted to receive this incredible gift. He has visited me at the station all his life and to be given a handmade miniature copy of the station his dad works at is amazing.
“Frank spent many hours working on it and came to the station to take measurements to make sure it was really accurate.
“He is a caretaker at a local school and always invites us along to summer fetes and to give talks to the classes of children. Frank is a great friend to our station.”
Frank, who has also made models of cathedrals and dolls houses, said: “I always wanted to be a Firefighter and it’s been a pleasure getting to know WM Scott and the rest of the crew at Formby.
“After taking pictures and measurements at the station I used heavy-duty modelling wood to build the structure which took me around two months to complete.
“I really enjoyed working on the model and I’m so glad everyone was so pleased with it.”
Family thank Firefighters for helping them in emergency
A family who were helped by Firefighters during a fire at their Liverpool home visited Huyton Community Fire Station to thank the crews who assisted them.
The Cartwright family, who live in Swanside, fled their home after a fire broke out in an electrical circuit board.
Firefighters were called to the scene and used CO2 to cool a quantity of smouldering wire before ventilating the property. They carried out a Home Fire Safety Check and fitted two new smoke alarms for the family.
Following their ordeal, the Cartwrights brought their five- year-old son, Euan, to Huyton Community Fire Station to say thanks to the Firefighters who responded to the emergency.
Watch Manger Eddie Parry said: “Thankfully the family were out of the house when we arrived at the scene.
“After making the property safe, crews requested the British Red Cross to help the family while we waited for the utility provider to isolate the electricity and replace the damaged cable.
their new smoke alarms up due to just coming home from a holiday. It could have been a very different story.
“They were so grateful to MFRS that they later called in to Huyton Community Fire Station to thank the Watch for assisting them, and they brought a big bag of treats for the Firefighters too.
“Euan got chance to sit on a fire appliance and spray some water with the hose reel, which he loved.”
“The family were very lucky they realised there was a fire developing in their home because they had not put
Model maker Frank Judge presents the model to WM Matt Scott.
Alex was thrilled with the model of the station where his dad works.
The Cartwright family visited Huyton Community Fire Station to thank the Firefighters who helped them.

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