Appledore to receive new fire engine
APPLEDORE Fire Station is taking delivery of a new fire appliance tomorrow (Saturday). Watch Manager Tony Cole will receive the keys from area manager Mike Holme. The handover will be followed by the presentation of an employer s recognition plaque to An
APPLEDORE Fire Station is taking delivery of a new fire appliance tomorrow (Saturday). Watch Manager Tony Cole will receive the keys from area manager Mike Holme.
The handover will be followed by the presentation of an employer's recognition plaque to Andy Hamilton, director of Babcock Marine, owner of Appledore shipyard, by Torridge District Councillor Andrew Eastman.
Bideford Area Fire Safety Officer Colin Mills said: "We are presenting this plaque to Andy Hamilton to thank Babcock Marine for their outstanding commitment over four decades in allowing their employees to respond to emergency calls in the Appledore area. T
"Thanks to Babcock Marine's willingness to support their employees' dual role, the community of Appledore has had emergency cover throughout the day for many years. Undoubtedly lives have been saved and Babcock Marine's support has made Appledore a much safer place to live."
You may also want to watch:
* Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is currently interested in recruiting retained fire fighters in North Devon.
Retained fire fighters are not based at a fire station waiting for the alarm, but will be on standby as they go about their everyday lives. When the call comes, they drop whatever they are doing and become part of the fire fighting team.
- 1 Covid vaccine: Roll out continues but is North Devon being left out?
- 2 Some North Devon GP surgeries to provide Covid vaccine clinics
- 3 Exmoor Ramble legacy for legendary fundraiser as he battles terminal cancer
- 4 Plans to merge North Devon and Exeter health trusts move forward
- 5 Weather warning of snow and ice for Devon this weekend
- 6 Devon's Tiki surf brand is up for sale
- 7 Barnstaple man’s 5k-a-day challenge for children’s hospice
- 8 Barnstaple man cleared of drug dealing charges
- 9 Barnstaple man attacked his wife and neighbour after Christmas drink
- 10 Farmer gets suspended sentence for tractor crash
For more information on becoming a retained fire fighter phone (01392) 872346/331 or visit www.dsfire.gov.uk