3 OCTOBER, 2013.

I offer my sincere thanks to the Chief Fire Officer for his very kind invitation to the Official Opening of the new Southport Fire & Ambulance Station.

A selection of pictures from the event appears below.

A line up of appliances and ambulances on the station forecourt.
Appliances are DK59BPU [Crosby] DK61EET, DK54HZB & K474OKB

Local School children had again designed a mosaic for the new station.

A regular visitor at the Open Days was ex Bootle Dennis F8 EM5512 see in the appliance room.

The faithful staff from the Heirtage Centre who always attended with the appliance.
Special mention must be made of Mrs. Edna Jones, a regular attender at these events from the Heirtage Centre,
who died very suddenly a couple of weeks before this event.   May she rest in peace.

The appliance room.

The Chief Fire Officer, Dan Stephens, welcomed guests.

Recognition was given to all those who have been involved in the PFI project.

The formal opening was conducted by Dame Lorna Muirhead, Lord Lieutenatnt of Merseyside.

3 North West Chief Fire Officers l to r Chris Kenny [Lancashire] Dominic Harrison [Cumbria] and Dan Stephens [Merseyside].

After the formal proceedings members of the Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service at Southport along with Colleagues from the North West Ambulance Service demonstrated the rescue of 2 casualties from a roof-top.