Update from Three Counties Show
Station Commander Grant Wills from HWFRS said: "We work hard with our partners to create a stand that will be both informative yet fun for visitors, and despite the wet weather throughout much of the three days, we had some good feedback from people stopping by, including the students visiting our education tent."
He said that visitors were interested in the range of vehicles and equipment on display, as well as in the safety advice on offer from the Fire Service and other emergency services attending.
The burnt room set on the stand proved a particular attraction, providing a graphic illustration of the devastating effects that a chimney fire can have and the importance of having chimneys swept regularly.
With many visitors to the show living in more rural communities, rural road safety was also a key theme of the Emergency Services stand with the risk of driver distraction (texting, answering phone calls etc) highlighted along with risks more associated with the countryside, such as mud on the road, fallen trees etc.
HWFRS's FireFit Challenge also generated a lot of interest, with many people joining firefighters on the bikes and rowing machines on the stand to boost the Service's FireFit mileage.