Monday 26 March 2012

Launceston Fire Station

Launceston YFC visited the local fire station for an interesting club meeting last week. The community fire station covers a vast area of Cornwall and also some parts of West Devon. Launceston’s dedicated ‘On-Call Fire-fighters’ gave members a tour of the station and showed the vehicles on site, which consist of two Fire and Rescue Pumps and a new Command and Support vehicle. It was fascinating to cross examine these multi-purpose vehicles, which included a unique heavy duty off road Mercedes Unimog 4x4; developed following recent major weather related incidents in the county.

The extensively trained rescuers talked about the variety of scenarios which Fire and Rescue workers face on a daily basis; the bravery they demonstrate through their work protecting and helping members of the public is incredible. We would like to thank the team at Launceston Fire Station for the educational evening.  


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