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new years greetings
06-Jan-2016, 01:41 PM
Post: #11
RE: new years greetings
Thanks for that Noel it may be that Peter is wrong, I know that the Broadfield drive station is behind Peters Mothers house in Woodlands Drive next door to our old house, we lived in number 8 for around 10 years, visiting his Mother Peter will have seen the yard from his Mothers back garden, a bit of a mystery.

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07-Jan-2016, 01:21 PM
Post: #12
RE: new years greetings
Maybe it is still open but it looks like a dumping ground for shipping containers and old broken down fire engines and other vans
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07-Jan-2016, 03:13 PM
Post: #13
RE: new years greetings
I'll make a point of actually looking at it next time I go past Peter, which should be tomorrow. Wiki shows it as crewed daytime callsign L55 with 1 Wrl which is a water ladder. ( whatever that is) at least it's got a few of us conversing. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancashi...ue_Service
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07-Jan-2016, 04:09 PM (This post was last modified: 07-Jan-2016 04:16 PM by Dave H.)
Post: #14
RE: new years greetings
Thanks Noel, A Wrl is a engine mounted ladder I.E on the machine,we called it an escape ladder mounted on the fire engine, it looks like the yard is used as a repository for older machines. It seems that Leyland is Daytime Crewed but not whole time as was in my day, but still operational, comforting to know for Leylanders. The Wiki info was most useful. it looks like a night time fire will be covered in the Leyland area by Preston full time covered station unless the retained section of Bamber Bridge could also do night time cover for Leyland.

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07-Jan-2016, 08:29 PM
Post: #15
RE: new years greetings
Its an interesting topic, I'm over the Fire service here for my 6 plants in country as well as the safety and security, we have 2 fire stations and 2 ambulance stations and a hospital, we operate also with mutual aid from the federal authorities which includes hell-support, ambulances and specialist DG response, we work together very well and drill regularly with our neighbours. We had a real issue today with a bitumen plant on fire so we were on standby all day with our 4 pumps until it was under control by the Feds.
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08-Jan-2016, 10:01 AM
Post: #16
RE: new years greetings
From what you say Peter it sounds like you are a retained firefighter when home as are your neighbours the fact that you are receiving training is beneficial to you and your community with a fire hazard such as a Bitumen plant nearby.

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09-Jan-2016, 09:01 AM
Post: #17
RE: new years greetings
Hi David

I'm over the Fire service, i have a Fire Chief who runs it for me, Security Chief and Safety Chiefs for the plants, but I do get involved in doing all the management stuff to enable the Fireys to put out the fires and not be swamped by the bureaucracy Smile

My tactics are the same as in the Premier league - a small number of simple effective moves, well drilled regularly and highly trained and skilled operators.

Regards

Peter
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09-Jan-2016, 03:41 PM (This post was last modified: 09-Jan-2016 05:22 PM by Dave H.)
Post: #18
RE: new years greetings
Well done Peter a worthy operation, and very much needed for the locals and their safety, Your Dad would have been proud of you.

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09-Jan-2016, 07:32 PM
Post: #19
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Yes well done Peter. Before my time at L&B the factory had its own fire brigade service. The lab was moved into the old HQ when the site shrank around 1997 ish I think and the pole from the top deck down to ground floor was still in place .
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09-Jan-2016, 09:41 PM
Post: #20
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It seems that in Greater Manchester plans are being made to combine both Fire and Ambulance stations
as one. Here in Wigan plans are in place for a joint station, a spokesperson said as they both attend the same insidents it is sensible to use the same premises and training facilities, saving time and money.

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