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Fire Service Hoses to Entertain Zoo Animals

Chief presents hose to zoo
The owl and the fire hose

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are donating 10 lengths of old hose to Blackbrook Zoological Park for their animals to have fun with.

"As part of our vision to make Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service as ‘green’ as possible we have formed a partnership with Blackbrook Zoological Park to recycle old, unwanted lengths of hose."

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford

The lemur enclosure is one attraction at the zoo, located in the Staffordshire Moorlands, set to benefit with some of the hose due to be installed for the lemurs to swing on.

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford said: “As part of our vision to make Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service as ‘green’ as possible we have formed a partnership with Blackbrook Zoological Park to recycle old, unwanted lengths of hose.

“The hose would have otherwise been waste material but instead will be installed in animal enclosures at Blackbrook and used by some of the animals there as swings and perches. We are happy to help the zoo and this donation will mean they can spend funds on other essential items.”

Blackbrook Zoological Park General Manager, Debbie Hughes said: “We are so grateful for the support from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. This donation has saved the charity a great deal of money which can now go towards the running of the park.

“It costs £35,000 to run the park each month with over £4,000 of that going on electricity alone so this kind of support ensures we can continue with our work.”