A FIRE engine led a parade of floats around Atherton Carnival at
the weekend as Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS)
took part in the community festival.
Green watch were joined by GMFRS volunteers, cadets and
community safety staff as several thousand people flocked to the
event on Sunday, June 24 to see a fire engine lead a parade of
floats around the town.
Station Manager Paul Sumner said: "It was a fantastic event to
be involved in and it showed that Atherton Fire Station is at the
heart of the community.
"But our involvement didn't stop with the parade, our crews
demonstrated Heartstart and lifesaving CPR and the fire engine and
the Operational Support Unit proved very popular with families.
"I'd like to thank everyone, from our volunteers and cadets who
helped with local road closures and the running of all the GMFRS
activity to our crews, who I know not only generated a number
of Home Safety Checks by discussing fire safety and handing out
information, they also raised more than Â£100 for the Firefighters
As part of the day more than 60 young people took part in a
five-a-side football tournament run by fire crews using GMFRS'
caged soccer unit in conjunction with Wigan Athletic Community