Councillor invited to see the work of Lichfield’s firefighters

Cllr Helen Fisher at Lichfield Fire Station

Cllr Helen Fisher at Lichfield Fire Station

A Lichfield councillor has been seeing the work of the city’s firefighters at first hand.

Cllr Helen Fisher was invited to visit Lichfield Fire Station as part of her role as Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services.

During the visit, she was given a guided tour around the fire station and shown the fire engines. Then the fire fighters invited Cllr Fisher to put on protective clothing and take part in a series of rescue exercises – such as using giant metal cutters to take apart a used car and finding someone in a furnished, blacked out room.

Cllr Fisher said:

“The team was so welcoming and I would like to thank them for making my visit worthwhile. It was a wonderful opportunity to see the inner workings of a fire station and to take part in some simulated rescue exercises, which showed me how hard their job really is. Not only are our fire fighters on hand to respond in emergencies, they also have a key role in working within the community to promote fire prevention, and we’re proud to work in partnership with such a great team.”

Phil McFarlane, Lichfield Area Commander, added:

“We were delighted to welcome Councillor Fisher to the station, to give her a glimpse of the life of a fire fighter. We work hard among the community to help reduce the risk of fire, which includes doing free home fire risk checks. Anyone can book these by calling our free phone number – 0800 0241 999.”

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