Firefighting, an all-terrain fire appliance that can also manoeuvre through water, Teenage Caveman, Welephant’s children’s club and animal rescue techniques will be showcased by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service at next week’s County Show.
“The County Show is a great opportunity for us to showcase the diversity of the fire service while delivering essential fire safety messages to members of the community," Jude Russell, Events Manager.
The annual event at the Staffordshire County Showground attracts around 70,000 visitors and this year will be on May 29 and 30 from 8am to 6pm.
The Service’s stand, at plot D, stand 62 near to the main arena, has something for all the family. Firefighters from Cannock will be demonstrating animal rescue techniques with the aid of a full-size articulated horse, as well as talking to the public about fire safety, the UniMog all-terrain vehicle and other appliances will be on display, Student Firefighters will be raising awareness of their skills, and Welephant will be entertaining the children and signing up new members to his club.
Teenage Caveman will also be at the show to highlight the Service’s new video. The animated film targeting teenagers aims to hit home the message that Flames Aren’t Games and fire-setting has major consequences.
Visitors to the show will have the chance to view the cartoon and create their own caveman character using an interactive board.
Jude Russell, Events Manager for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The County Show is a great opportunity for us to showcase the diversity of the fire service while delivering essential fire safety messages to members of the community.
“Staff will also be signing up members of the public to receive Push the Button alerts by email and visitors to our stand will be able to see artist’s impressions of the 11 fantastic new fire stations planned for the county over the next couple of years under phase 2 of our PFI project.
“Firefighters will also be talking to local farmers and landowners about the dangers of wildfire and how together we can help to protect the countryside and their homes.
“And there’s also an opportunity to win a visit to your local community fire station to find out about modern firefighting skills and even have a go. Last year’s winner said the experience was one of the best days of his life!”