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Fire Safety, A Hot Subject for Air Cadets

Red Watch turned on the Blues and Twos and gave the cadets a tour of one of Warwickshire's finest fire appliancesNuneaton based air cadets kept their feet well and truly on the ground as they swapped their aircraft for a Fire Engine.

Young Air Cadets recently enjoyed an action packed night of Fire Safety activities when fire-fighters from the Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service paid a flying visit to their Air Cadet HQ on the Ribbonfields.

During the visit the lads of Nuneaton 's Red Watch gave the cadets a valuable insight into the various roles that the Fire & Rescue Service plays in serving the people of Warwickshire.

The cadets were given a Fire Safety briefing covering household fire prevention and safety awareness before taking the opportunity to try on a varied array of fire safety equipment.

Then it was time to really liven up the neighbourhood, as Red Watch turned on the Blues and Twos and gave the cadets a tour of one of Warwickshire's finest fire appliances and all its equipment.

Flight Lieutenant Paul Hincks Officer in Charge of 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “The visit was very interesting and informative, with the cadets asking lots of constructive questions about different aspects of Fire Safety. We all know accidents happen but they can be prevented. By engaging with the Fire and Rescue Service our young people learnt how to stay safe and how best to deal with potentially dangerous situations if they were to happen."

" The cadets all had a brilliant evening and I would like to thank Red Watch fire-fighters Stuart Rolfe, Paul Jones, Andrew Grant and Simon Hunter for coming down to the Squadron and giving us such a valuable demonstration of the extremely important work carried out by the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.”

Cadet tries on a fire-fighter’s helmet

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service offer a range of services including FREE Home Fire Safety Checks and the provision and fitting of smoke detectors where necessary and eligible. One of the main roles of the Fire Service is to reduce the risk of fire and this is supported through effective work with vulnerable groups and young people within the community.

Cpl Taras Andrusin turns fire-fighter

For more information regarding Home fire safety checks please visit or phone 01926 410 800

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