Praise for Stapleford from local councillor


Councillor Richard MacRae joined Stapleford Fire Station on their drill night last week to get first-hand experience of what it’s like to be a firefighter.

The Watch equipped Richard with a breathing apparatus (BA) set, and he was tasked with joining other firefighters to sweep a smoke-filled building to search for casualties and put out the fire.

Councillor MacRae joined the crew to ‘have a go’ as Stapleford and other On-Call stations across Nottinghamshire currently recruit for On-Call firefighters. 

Speaking after the training, Councillor Richard MacRae of Stapleford Town Council said: “My dad and uncle were both firefighters and getting to experience what they did was brilliant. 

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we are lucky to have this fire station here. They regularly go above and beyond - every single one of them is a superhero. We are so lucky.”

Watch Manager Gary Fordham said: “It was a pleasure to have Councillor MacRae visit us again and we want to thank him for his continued support of the station.

“If you think you could join us as an On-Call firefighter take a look at the Need More section on our website and apply before Sunday 7 November.

“The only requirement to be an On-Call Firefighter is for you to live or work within five minutes of an On-Call Fire Station. If you want to make a difference in your community then being a Firefighter is for you.”

Councillor MacRae pulling a hose reel jet.
Photography by Austen Blakemore

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