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Resident, Leslie reignites memories at Fire Station

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Darlington Community Fire Station held a community open day on Saturday 16th June 2018 so that members of the public could meet the fire officers and team members. 

One of our Ventress Hall Residents - Leslie was an ex-fire officer who had worked at the station, so we went along for a visit with him.  Leslie reminisced with the fire fighters and, in particular, spoke to Dominic Brown, Assistant Chief Fire officer at the station.  

It was a very special day for Leslie who was able to talk to Dominic about the time he spent serving at the fire station and to tell them about receiving his long-service medal and show his medals off to the fire officers.

Dominic had this to say: “I am honoured and moved at meeting Leslie - he is welcome any time – once it’s in your blood, it’s always in your blood. We are putting Leslie’s photograph up in the fire station and publishing the photos on social media.” 

Dominic also said: “Leslie is welcome to take part in anything we may have coming up in the future.”

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22-28 Trinity Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 7AZ

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