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Lenham Fire BrigadeApril 2002 - There has been a spate of chimney fires over the last few weeks. Can we ask people to keep an eye on their fires, not to let them get too fierce and have their chimneys swept on a regular basis? If your chimney catches fire, call the Fire Brigade immediately. While awaiting the arrival of the Brigade either put a wet cloth or pour water onto the fire in the hearth to reduce heat and flames to the chimney breast.
You will be pleased to hear that Sub. Officer Roy Belsom has had his operation and is making a steady recovery. We wish him well and look forward to his return to duty.
December 2001 Sadly we heard of the death of ex Sub-Officer Ernie Hare on 10th November. Ernie would possibly be better known for running the Chequers Garage, Tearooms and Electrical Shop (where Tatlers and The Fish and Chip Shop are now). He served first in the auxiliary Fire Service, then National Fire Service and later Kent Fire Brigade from 1947 to 1968.
offer condolences to his family and respects from the Lenham Fire Brigade.
Sub Officer Roy Belsom.
August 2001 Our most pleasant time this month was at the Primary
School Fete when we were able to show the children and many adults our
Fire Appliances, attended by many of our Crew. We enjoyed it and so did
the children! We were called to a fire at Crumps Lane, Grafty Green which
destroyed two garages, workshop and wood store.
had had a bonfire the day before, thought it had burnt out and left it.
The wind came up the next day and the high wind caused hidden embers to
scatter with the unfortunate result.
should all learn from this: - see that your bonfire is REALLY out before
you leave it. Because there is no smoke or flames it doesn't mean that
it can't start a blaze latter on.
Mrs. Toni Mills (wife of Retired Retained Fireman Graham Mills), and whose hobby is cross-stitch needlework, presented Lenham Fire Station with a framed cross-stitched work of the Firemans Prayer. The cross-stitch took Mrs. Mills approximately 6 weeks to complete
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