Rochdale Community Fire Station open day
Date published: 18 October 2021
Rochdale Fire Station open day
Greater Manchester’s first fire station open day since before the pandemic has taken place.
Rochdale Community Fire Station hosted the event on Saturday 25 September, welcoming members of the public into its yard off Halifax Road to meet firefighters and volunteers and take a look at fire appliances, plus much more.
The event was well attended and raised more than £1,243 for The Fire Fighters Charity, which offers specialist, lifelong support for members of the UK fire services community, 'empowering individuals to achieve mental, physical and social wellbeing throughout their lives'.
Throughout the day, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) firefighters engaged with visitors and talked with people about staying safe in their homes, on the roads, and around water.
Fire service vehicles and equipment were also displayed which gained a lot of interest from children and families.
In addition, fire crews performed several live demonstrations including a chip pan fire to highlight the importance of taking care while cooking, as well as road traffic collision rescue and rope rescue to showcase rescue capabilities and skills.
Firefighter Michelle Armitage, who organised the event, said: “Rochdale’s community open day was a hugely successful and busy day.
“We would like to thank all firefighters and volunteers who made this happen, and also say a huge thank you to the local residents and businesses who came along to see us and who donated to The Fire Fighters Charity.”
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