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November 27, 2009

Metheringham Fire Station News Winter 2009

The annual car wash was a huge success again this year with a fantastic response from the community who brought along their cars for a clean and to support the Fire Services Charity. We would like to thank everyone who supported us on the day and without you we would not have achieved the £424.00 raised on the day, Thank you.

The station attended the village Fayre and Feast on 24 October along with other representatives from Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue which included the "Community Fire Safety Team", members from the"Recruitment Team" and a front line water rescue appliance from Lincoln North. The other main attraction was the vintage fire appliance which attracted a lot of interest from young and old. A big thanks to John Betts who had the gruelling task of bringing and returning the appliance from Louth Fire station where it is housed. The appliance is self funding and relies on dedicated volunteers and donations to run and maintain it. Any donations would be welcome, which we will be pleased to pass onto John.

The station wishes to pass on their thanks to Fire Fighter Arthur Basker-Hugil (Art) who has recently left the service after serving twelve years as a fire fighter at Metheringham. Art joined the fire service in 1997 and was a dedicated crew member at the station, attending many and varied types of incidents. We wish Art all the best and I say a big thank you to him and his family, Nicola, Daniel and Megan.

If you like to serve the community and do something worth while why not join the Fire Service as a retained fire fighter? If you would like any further information please contact Roy Darwood on 01526 321489 or call into the station on a Monday evening between 7.00pm and 9.00pm.

Arrangements are being made with Santa again this year who will, we hope, be visiting Metheringham during December. Further information to follow.

Please make sure that you check your smoke detectors regularly and if you are planning to use Christmas lighting decorations make sure they are thoroughly checked and that you do not overload electrical sockets . If you have any queries or concerns please contact Duncan Cook on 01526 321330.

C\M Pete Leggett