Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, visited Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fire Station on Friday to see all the hard work our fire service are doing to keep us safe.
Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fire Station on Duck Lane, Codsall, is part of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, an organisation that undertakes a number of activities all aimed at making our Staffordshire communities safer and stronger. Alongside responding to 999 calls and actively fighting fires, the organisation runs a number of services that are designed to help and educate the community to work to protect their homes and business premises. Their work also includes visiting schools and raising awareness of road safety amongst drivers.
Respecting the hard work that our fire service do for South Staffordshire, Gavin was delighted to be invited to visit the local fire station in Codsall and to meet with our firefighters who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe. At the fire station, Gavin had a tour of the premises and the fire engines – he even had the opportunity to try on firefighting gear!
Commenting on the visit, Gavin said: “Our fire service in South Staffordshire do such a fantastic job. We are extremely lucky to have such dedicated, capable firefighters serving our local area and keeping us safe. It was wonderful to meet some of them on Friday and to see the extensive work they do for us.
Alongside actively responding to 999 calls, the service work incredibly hard to introduce preventative measures in order to reduce risks and save lives, such as informing the community on fire safety measures, visiting schools to talk about fire safety, and ensuring that fire alarms are correctly installed in homes.”