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Aldridge Fire Station – keeping our community safe.

I have been contacted by John Currie of the 2nd Brownhills Scouts who’d like to say thanks to the wonderful people at Aldridge Fire Station for hosting them on a recent visit, and he has a useful bit of home safety information he’d like to share with readers.

John wrote:

Hi Bob,

If I may could i take this opportunity to extend our thanks to the guys on Green Watch at Aldridge Fire Station for the recent visits by our Scouts and Beaver Scouts?

The Beavers had a fantastic time being shown around the station and even got to go down a ‘secret’ tunnel built in the cold war days!

The scouts spent an evening practicing first aid, covering everything from CPR to choking, heavy bleeding and how use the new defibrillators that are now being provided everywhere from libraries to supermarkets. It was great to see the kids taking in these new skills that really could save a life some day.

Another great service the guys offer that you may already be aware of is the free SAFE AND WELL home fire safety check. This really does save lives and is available to everyone. So if you don’t have fire/smoke alarms or your unsure about the ones you do have or if you have neighbours or relatives who you are concerned about just call them free on 0800 389 5525 or email and they will come out and supply and fit new 10 year sealed unit alarms (no removing batteries) for free.

Thanks once again for your time Bob

John Currie
2nd Brownhills Scouts

Thanks to John for that – a great insight into what the Scouts and Beavers get up to. That Cold War tunnel sounds rather interesting…

The Scouts are a fine organisation, giving young folk access to experiences and social events that are unparalleled elsewhere. I know for a fact that John and his group are a credit to our community, and they all work hard to help out at Brownhills events.

If you’ve got a young one you think would enjoy the Beavers or Scouts, why not pop along and find out what they’re about? You can find contact details for your nearest group here.

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Brownhills Scouts, after years in the Scout Hut by the Memo, now have a great place down Barnetts Lane. Imagery from Bing! Maps.

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