February 28, 2009
Metheringham Fire Station - Spring 2009 Update
Metheringham Fire Station had its Annual Car Wash day on Saturday 4 October. This is a national event with stations from all over the country raising money for the Fire Services Charity. The response for our event was fantastic and we wish to thank everyone who turned out on the day to have their vehicles washed. The event raised £399.80 from donations on the day which will go to the Fire Services Charity. Other fund raisers attending on the day included The Angels Dance Squad, Lives, Duncan and Linda's Plants and excellent refreshments from Daniel's Diner. Thanks to everyone.
The Fire Station also welcomes Fire Fighter, Nick Cook. who has just finished his extensive Fire Fighter training and is now "On the Run" and we wish him all the best. The station crewing level is now back up to twelve but we are always looking to recruit more Fire Fighters so if you are interested in becoming a Fire Fighter, serving the community, please contact Watch Manager Roy Darwood on 01526 321489 for more information.
November saw a busy training schedule for most of Metheringham Fire Station personnel who have received further training on CRBN, which is for any major event involving Chemical, Radiation, Biological or Nuclear incidents. Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is part of the UK's response to any major incidents and has specialised IRU's (Incident Response Units) based within the county which can be called to any major incident within the UK. Each vehicle is equipped with specialised equipment ready to respond to any terrorist attack or any other major incidents. The IRU's are backed up with eight or more appliances and crews from across the county.
Santa arrived on Saturday 22 December and with the help from Metheringham Fire Station personnel managed to raise £548.00 for the Fire Services Charity. Thanks to everyone for your continued support.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue have allocated new Fire Fighting kit to all fire fighters, along with a new style general purpose uniform. The new PBI Gold fire kit is light weight and is made from flame proof material which will help to protect fire fighters in hazardous environments. The new GP uniform is now red and grey in colour, which is a change from the brigade blue and goes live from the beginning of March.
Please remember to check your smoke alarm regularly. On most smoke detectors this can be done by holding in the button on the detector for five to ten seconds until the alarm sounds. If the alarm does not sound please replace the battery with a new one and test again. If the alarm does not sound after a new battery is installed your detector will need replacing. Please contact any member of the Fire and Rescue Service for advice.
If you require any information on Fire Safety in the home or need any help and advice on smoke detectors please contact F\F Duncan Cook on 01526 321330.
Crew Manager Pete Leggett (Station 26 Metheringham) 01526 321473