Local firefighters have dropped into a Sanctuary Care home in Exmouth for a very special celebration.
To mark International Firefighters’ Day (Thursday 4 May), four local firemen and their fire engine, known as a fire ‘tender’, dropped into visit residents and the team at Fernihurst Nursing Home in Douglas Avenue.
Tools of the job
Showing residents inside the vehicle, Stephen Shepherd, Jurgen Jameson, Paul Ash and Nathan Lapwood, firemen from Exmouth Fire Station in Liverton Business Park, also brought along their firefighter tools to show all residents in the nursing home, including protective clothing, a water pressure nozzle, breathing apparatus and hydraulic cutters.
The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader Hazel Tribble said: “Our residents thoroughly enjoyed the visit from the local firemen. They loved seeing the fire tender up close and having a look at all their equipment and tools, it was a real eye-opener for them and for the team too – we all really enjoyed it.”
Keeping the community safe
The visit was also an opportunity for the Douglas Avenue home to thank the firemen for their hard work and dedication they put into keeping their local community safe every single day.
Hazel continued: “The work our fire service carry out locally – and nationally – should be celebrated, it takes courage and it’s something that we all admire here at Fernihurst and that’s why we wanted to mark International Firefighters’ Day as they are an invaluable part of our community.”
About International Firefighters’ Day
International Firefighters’ Day is a day to show support for all firefighters worldwide and recognise their level of commitment and dedication.