Firefighters stage event for Barnsley’s vulnerable residents

Barnsley fire station open day
Barnsley fire station open day
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THESE were the dramatic scenes when firefighters cut a road smash victim from the wreckage of a car.

But nobody was injured – the event was staged at a Barnsley fire station open day.

The station opened its doors for young people, ex-offenders and those with long-term mental health problems.

It was attended by firefighters and traffic police and health experts from Barnsley Metrodome gave advice.

A fake chip pan fire showed visitors the consequences of leaving cooking unattended.

And the road traffic collision display showed the importance of driving safely and wearing a seatbelt.

Barnsley station manager Andrew Stelczenie said: “This underlines our commitment to improving the lives of everyone in our communities.

“The advice people picked up will hopefully stay with them for many years to come, be passed on to family and friends and help keep them that little bit safer.”

Shaun Sanders, who attended, said: “It was a fantastic day. I really enjoyed all of the demonstrations.”