Fire-Fighters from Newtown Fire Station organized their annual charity open day for the first Saturday in May this year.
The aim of the open day is to open the doors of the fire station to the surrounding community, give everyone a happy family day out, raise money and to encourage more to sign on to their almost entirely voluntary team of retained fire fighters.
The fire fighters demonstrated their skills by ‘rescuing’ a person from a mock car accident. The popular chip pan fire demonstration and a ride in the turntable ladder drew the crowds.
The Rapid Relief Team were asked to provide a breakfast and lunch for the staff and visitors. The team provided barbecued bacon rolls for breakfast and their flagship gourmet burgers for lunch. The event was much busier than the previous events- many new faces were seen amongst the visitors. The sun shone all day and the open day made a great local family day out. Local Team Leader for Newtown RRT said, “it was an excellent day, we served 225 meals – it is great to help out and get involved with the fire service and support them in the amazing life-saving work that they do for us.”
Dave Latham, fire fighter for MAWWFRS commented on RRT’s involvement “thanks for everything, really appreciated and some excellent feedback from the public and other visitors”
RRT are committed to continue their support for MAWWFRS and have recently signed to renew the MOU for a further three years.