Attic members fired up for latest outing

Pictured are members of The Attic dressed in their fire-fighting gear as part of a day of activities held at Arbroath fire station.

Pictured are members of The Attic dressed in their fire-fighting gear as part of a day of activities held at Arbroath fire station.

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Arbroath fire-fighters welcomed members of the Attic youth project from Brechin to take part in fire-fighter for the day activities.

Participants on the day enjoyed learning about various pieces of rescue equipment held on a fire engine including cutting gear used to assist in road traffic collisions.

Youths also enjoyed wearing fire fighter gear, hose running and entering the notorious pitch black smoke house and confined space crawling tunnels.

Working with youths and delivering hands on activities aims to bridge gaps in anti-establishment attitudes and to teach youths transferable skills such as respect and teamwork ethics.

Rick Moore from the community fire safety department said: “The modern day fire fighter is equipped to do far more than perform acts of rescue and acknowledge that working with a broad range of youth organisations throughout Tayside has been of great benefit for Tayside Fire and Rescue and the wider community.

“This type of engagement has undoubtedly contributed to the 34% reduction of nuisance fires and 22% reduction of fire casualties within Tayside in the last 5 years”.

Don’t bring death to your home! For your free home fire safety visit from your local fire-fighters, please contact 0300 123 9998 or text “Check” to 61611 or visit Tayside Fire and rescue’s website at: www.taysidefire.gov.uk