Firefighter endurance at free Warrington fun filled family day

Firefighter challengeBirchwood firefighters are inviting residents to go along to a free family fun day and support people taking part in the Cheshire Firefighter Challenge.

The firefighters have organised the challenge which will test the strength and ability of competitors - both physically and mentally. The day will also incorporate the Birchwood Fire Station open day a free family fun day

The ‘Cheshire Firefighter Challenge’ and Birchwood Fire Station Open day will take place on Saturday 1 June, from 9am to 5pm at the University of Chester, Warrington Campus, Crab Lane.

The adrenaline-inducing competition involves a course of eight challenges focused on firefighting activities, including ‘Stair Ascent’, ‘Angus Fire Hose Drag’ and ‘Ruth Lee Casualty Rescue’.

The challenge will be predominantly taken on by firefighters from across the country but will also see some teams brave enough to take on the course, including Warrington Wolves and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s mascots ‘Wolfie’ and ‘Blaze Bear’ going head to head.

While pushing competitors to their limits, the event will provide a fun-filled family event that promises something for all ages.

The day will also incorporate firefighters from Birchwood Fire Station, demonstrating some of the work the emergency services undertake on a daily basis, and will feature vehicles and equipment.

Challenge organiser, Crew Manager Ryan Cook said: “The Cheshire Firefighter Challenge is a great way for the community to see what challenges firefighters are faced with physically and mentally in their line of duty.

“The Service is currently recruiting for on-call firefighters for Birchwood, Stockton Heath and Penketh stations and anyone thinking about signing up has a great opportunity to come along and have a go at the recruitment selection test and see first-hand what it takes.

“The event is free to attend and promises a fun-filled day for not only those taking part in the competition, but all those spectating. There will be a range of vintage and modern fire engines on display, a treasure hunt, a variety of community stands and much, much more.

“We would love to see as many people as possible come along to the event, have a great time and leave with the knowledge of what it takes to be a firefighter and of course vital messages to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.”

Professor Annette McIntosh-Scott, Provost of the Warrington Campus, said: "We're really looking forward to hosting the Fire Service Games here at the Warrington Campus of the University of Chester. It promises to be an exciting event and we welcome members of the public to enjoy the fun on Campus along with our staff and students. Good luck to all involved."

Date published: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:43:46 GMT

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