Aston Fire Station (Instameet)

It's been a little while since I had been along to an Igers Birmingham 'Instameet'. When the notification popped up on my phone telling me that the next one was at Aston Fire Station I leapt at the opportunity. It must have been the kid in me...

We cut it incredibly fine making it there on time. On arrival we were given some strict safety instructions along with a few ground rules. Breaking any of these would result in the culprit being thrown out on their ear immediately! As it turned out the whole event was a pretty relaxed affair, the crew were on hand to answer questions, show us their gear and tell us some great stories. At one point they even had to go out on call, which was all very exciting.

It was a really privilege to be able to see behind the scenes of some of our hardest working service men and women. 

Running us through the gear - Clifford Darby 2017

 One of the fire vehicles - Clifford Darby 2017

One of the fire vehicles - Clifford Darby 2017

Mr November (apparently) - Clifford Darby 2017

All of the crew were happy to pose - Clifford Darby 2017

Safety mask - Clifford Darby 2017

Mock drill - Clifford Darby 2017

Mock drill - Clifford Darby 2017

Climbing the ladder during the mock drill - Clifford Darby 2017

Hose blast - Clifford Darby 2017

Fire helmets - Clifford Darby 2017

Fire jackets - Clifford Darby 2017

Locker room - Clifford Darby 2017

Workspace - Clifford Darby 2017