Aug Saturday 16 2008
Today team members joined with colleagues from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service at an open day at Bolton Fire Station, held as a fundraising event for the Firefighter seriously burnt recently when called to a house fire in Bolton.
The day was judged a great success, with major participation from all parts of the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, including displays of specialist Fire Appliances, Water Rescue Unit, Urban Search and Rescue Team, Fire Investigation and USAR dogs, Fire Cadets and vintage Fire Appliances.
Local celebrities Amir Khan & Surrane Jones also took part alongside considerable local media interest.
Six team members were present throughout the day including our Deputy Team Leader Geoff Seddon, with a display of two of our Landrover Mountain Rescue Ambulances and our Control trailer.
Some interested members of the public take at tour of the team’s vehicles
Team Member Chris Greenhalgh tries out the team’s new rapid response vehicle!
(In actual fact, a paid-for “go” in this Ferrari was to used raise funds on the day)
The very busy main garage bays, packed with the public, at Bolton Central Fire Station.
Our other two vehicles and eight team members were present at Darwen Gala today, see separate article.