November 28, 2010
Metheringham Fire Station News Winter 2010
A big thank you to everyone who supported us again this year with the annual car wash event in October in which we managed to raised £343.00 in aid of the Fire Services Charity. Thanks to Jim Garrick who supplied the catering on the day and kept us all refreshed.
The October village feast was attended with the fire appliance from Metheringham along with "Betsy" the vintage fire appliance from Louth (Thanks John) and a line-up of other Fire appliances supplied by the Fire Services Preservation Society including a Rescue Tender ex-Hereford, an ex-Lincolnshire Bedford appliance and a Green Goddess all of which were admired throughout the day. A big thank you to Mark and the crew for bringing them along for display. The tombola raised £136.04 on the day and will be donated to local charities. Thank you.
Metheringham Fire crews have been training at Lincoln Cathedral in the event of a major incident at this historic building. The training involved a full tour of the building including the roof area, towers and grounds. This was a fantastic opportunity to have a good look round this historic building and provided an essential training exercise. I would thoroughly recommend a visit to the Cathedral, as you sometimes take for granted, some things that are right on your door step. The turn out to the Lincoln City area, if there is a major incident, is a strategic operation, with fire appliances moving across the county and being held on "Stand By" at specific locations to fill the areas where other fire appliances have been turned out. Metheringham appliance is approximately eighth appliance into the city, depending on the emergency incidents involved, so it is essential to carry out our training both locally and within the Lincoln city area.
Santa has arranged a visit to Metheringham again this year and is expected on Saturday 18 December and will start his tour of the village at about 4.30pm starting at the Barrier Reef fish shop, Princess Margaret's Avenue. Please check the village posters for other details.
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