Posted: Thu 19th Dec 2013

Lesley Griffiths AM visits Deeside fire station to meet local fire and rescue crews

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Dec 19th, 2013

Minister for Local Government and Government Business, Lesley Griffiths AM visited Deeside fire station today (Thursday 19th December) to learn first hand about the crucial work carried out by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service.

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Lesley Griffiths AM at Deeside fire station today learning more about North Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s water rescue unit

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service took the opportunity to highlight some of its recent projects and achievements, including its Platinum award for corporate health. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Service was awarded the highest possible accolade in recognition of its ‘outstanding’ commitment to corporate social responsibility and social engagement in July this year. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

An overview of the recent significant flooding events and the impact they had in north Wales was also be highlighted to the Minister. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Minister visited Deeside fire station to meet fire and rescue crews, with a display of the Service’s water rescue units. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Lesley Griffiths AM at Deeside fire station today learning more about North Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s water rescue unit

Chief Fire Officer Simon Smith said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Protecting our communities is our number one priority and being able to showcase and explain in detail some of the work we do is an excellent opportunity for us to demonstrate our wide range of programmes and initiative. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Our emphasis on preventative work has evolved in recent years and the visit provided an opportunity to show the Minister how we engage with the more vulnerable members of our communities in our efforts to make north Wales a safer place to live, work and visit.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Local Government and Government Business Minister Lesley Griffiths said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I am pleased to be able to see the breadth of work which is carried out by the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, including prevention, promoting safety and providing a rescue service. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The excellent work the service provides along with other agencies across north Wales was evident very recently during the flooding in Rhyl and other areas.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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