Silver Anniversary for Baschurch Fire Station

The cutting of a silver ribbon will mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of a Shropshire fire station.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is celebrating the event at Baschurch Fire Station on Saturday, June 12 from 10am to 1pm.

“We aim to show the public how much both Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service and Baschurch Fire Station have changed and developed over the past 25 years,” said North Shropshire Retained Support Officer Mark Smith.

“All members of the local community are invited to come and join us in the celebrations and fun.”

Fire kit of a quarter of a century ago will be on display to show the stark reality of how fire safety for firefighters has improved.

“Firefighters wore yellow plastic leggings with a cork helmet and with standard garden gloves. Nowadays fire kit is state of the art with galley helmets and protective clothing. It is incomparable now.”

Fire appliance from throughout the past 25 years will also be on display to show the improvements to the fire and rescue service.

A wide range of attractions for all the family include practical demonstrations and displays.

Important fire safety advice for both home and business will be available from firefighters.

Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond will cut the ribbon to mark the anniversary as part of a formal ceremony of celebration at the event due to be attended by members of Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority.

21st April, 2010