Jon Ashworth visited the Central Fire Station on Lancaster Road, where he met with local fire fighters, and was taken on a tour of the station. During the visit Jon was accompanied by Crew Manager Craig Hallam, and Leicestershire Chief Fire and Rescue Officer Dave Webb.
Throughout the course of the tour, Jon was shown the training and fitness facilities that the fire fighters make use of, as well as being shown demonstrations of the type of work undertaken by the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
Jon took part in a mock rescue drill climbing onto a hydraulic platform that can reach up to 32 metres.
Speaking about the visit, Jon said: “I am very grateful to our local fire fighters for the important life-saving work they do for our community. Fire fighters put themselves at risk to help others and we should never forget this.”
“I very much enjoyed looking around the station and seeing for myself the training and practice that is needed for this dangerous role.”