Operation Florian members Michael Doherty and Tony Burscough recently visited Angus Fire in High Bentham near Lancaster. This was a nostalgic trip for our two members, as their last visit was in the 1970s when they completed a hose repair course!
Battling the frost, Tony diligently de-iced the Operation Florian van’s windows both inside and out, before they set out on a picturesque winter morning, arriving at the expansive Angus Fire factory just over an hour later. The factory, now ten times larger than their previous visit, is a global leader in providing fire equipment and firefighting products.
The purpose of their visit was a gracious donation facilitated by Alistair McWilliams, the Regional Sales Manager for UK & Northern Europe at Angus Fire. The donation, comprising two pallets loaded with firefighting equipment and extinguishers, had been arranged to support Operation Florian’s mission.
Upon arrival, Michael and Tony were warmly greeted by Angus warehouse team members Tommy Chappell and Mark Dobson. The loading process proved to be a delicate feat, given the tight 10mm gap on either side of the Florian van. However, their adept loading skills prevailed, securing the donation safely in the van.
A special thank you to Angus Fire
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Angus Fire for this generous contribution. Such support from companies like this is invaluable, enabling us to dispatch essential equipment to fire services worldwide. The donated firefighting gear will find its way to several countries where Operation Florian is actively engaged, contributing to the charity’s overarching goal of fostering safer communities.
A special thank you to Angus Fire for their generosity and support!