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Our Service Football Team celebrated 10 years of community coaching by taking youngsters to a coaching day at Liverpool FC Academy.
The team took along a group of 20 boys from Kicks Projects in Toxteth and Birkenhead for the coaching day at the academy.
Firefighter Roy Stewart, Director of Football at MF&RS, said: “We'd like to say a big
thank you to all those team members
past and present for their efforts over
the past decade and to all those behind the scenes who have ensured the sustainability of projects like this.
“Firefighters still occupy a unique position in lots of young people’s minds and to positively affect some of them through football and the opportunities we can provide them with will continue.
“Our current project in partnership with LFC Foundation is going from
strength to strength
and we are delighted
with Liverpool County F providing the recent FA
Level 1 course for some of the boys we feel have the potential
to become coaches of the future.”
Our Service Football Team coaches with the boys who were taken along to the coaching day at Liverpool FC. Photo supplied by Peter Owens.
Stub Cigarettes Out
A woman was rescued by firefighters after smoke alarms activated and alerted people to a fire at a property.
Firefighters used one hose and a CO2 extinguisher to extinguish the fire and gave oxygen to the woman that was rescued.
The call-out was to a property near Wavertree Road, Edge Hill, just after midnight on a Friday morning.
The suspected cause of the fire was accidental from a cigarette. A quantity of furniture and a piece of lino was damaged by fire.
Station Manager Mark Thomas said: “Firefighters reacted quickly, entered the property and rescued a woman from inside. She was handed into the care of paramedics. Smoke alarms were present in the property, activated and raised the alarm.
“We urge people to have working smoke alarms on each level of their home. In line with our general fire safety advice, we
also urge people to take care if they smoke
and make sure that cigarettes are extinguished fully and not left smouldering unattended.
“Firefighters will carry out some fire safety awareness work in neighbouring properties to where this fire started.”
A fire appliance from Kensington Community Fire Station, one from Liverpool City Community Fire Station and one from Toxteth Community Fire Station attended the call-out on August 28.
For free fire safety advice go to or call 0800 731 5958.

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