Some of the people we support went to an action-packed blue light family fun day on Friday 10th August!
We had an insight into how the emergency services work.
The action-packed fun day took place at Merseyside Fire & Rescue’s Training & Development Academy (TDA) on Storrington Avenue, Croxteth on Friday 10th August between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
The family fun day has been put together in aid of the Fire Fighter’s Charity.
This free event is much wider in scope than the anniversary celebration, with fun activities for all provided by Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS), Merseyside Police, Merseyside Transport Police, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), HM Coastguard, the British Army, Merseyside Search and Rescue and many more of the partner organisations who work with the emergency services to keep the public safe such as Highways England, British Red Cross, the Salvation Army and SP Energy Networks.
We saw Firefighting demonstrations, rides on the hydraulic platform, vintage fire engines, modern emergency vehicles and equipment, CPR training, airsoft weapon demos from the Army, the MFRS Search & Rescue Team, Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s fantastic Fire Tender (It’s a bit bigger than a normal fire engine!), face painting, live displays on kitchen safety, domestic sprinklers, fire cadets and much more!
We saw first hand how they rescue casualties from cars involved in road traffic collisions, watch a real firefighting demonstration with our fiery gas rig, met the police dogs and more.
Edward McCarthy said: “We had a great day it was a lot of fun and very educational.”
For more info visit – www.edwardmccarthyweb.wordpress.com and http://www.merseyfire.gov.uk/aspx/pages/LatestNews/NewsDetail.aspx?id=2029