Over 100 people attended Rising Brook Community Fire Station’s birthday party yesterday.
“It doesn’t seem five minutes ago since we opened this community fire station so what we’ve achieved in a year is incredible."
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford
Neighbours of the fire station and members of the local community mingled with Welephant and Fireman Sam and had the chance to speak to firefighters, police officers and local community groups.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford thanked everyone for coming before Cllr Len Bloomer, Chairman of the Fire and Rescue Authority, cut a birthday cake which was a replica of the fire station in the shape of a number one.
Peter Dartford said: “It doesn’t seem five minutes ago since we opened this community fire station so what we’ve achieved in a year is incredible. The success of this fire station has gone way beyond our expectations and I would like to offer my thanks, appreciation and congratulations to all those involved in running of station”
Rising Brook Watch Manager, Damian Armstrong said: “We were really pleased with the turnout yesterday and all of the children who visited loved seeing Welephant and Fireman Sam.
“The time has flown by; it’s hard to believe we’ve been here for one whole year already. We do feel like part of the local community now and a lot of people on the day commented on how beneficial the new community fire station has been to them.”
Sophie Flood from Highfields said: “My daughter loves Welephant and Fireman Sam, she’s had a really great day. I also spoke to some firefighters and they’re going to come out and carry out a free Home Fire Risk Check and replace my old smoke alarms which is a really good service.”
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service also had six people fill out forms on the day to become fire and rescue service volunteers.