Posted: Sat 24th Sep 2016

Celebrate Wrexham’s New Ambulance And Fire Station At Community Open Day

This article is old - Published: Saturday, Sep 24th, 2016

WREXHAM’S emergency services are inviting the public to help them celebrate the town’s new Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre (AFSRC). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Welsh Ambulance Service and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are hosting an open day on Saturday 1 October from 11am until 3pm at the AFSRC on Croesnewydd Road. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Visitors will get a sneak peek inside an ambulance and a fire engine and witness how crews work together to rescue casualties in a mock road traffic accident. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be first aid demonstrations, activities and games plus an opportunity to support Wrexham’s Community First Responders, the Fire Cadets and the Wales Air Ambulance. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

North Wales Police colleagues will also be demonstrating how they keep our neighbourhoods safe. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Visitors will be able to park behind Wrexham Maelor Hospital, on the car park on the former railway line. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This can be reached by entering the hospital grounds through Gate 1 (by the main hospital entrance) and driving straight ahead until the driveway bears to the left to go behind the hospital. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

At this point drivers should turn right to access the parking area, which is close to the AFSRC and which can be reached via a footpath. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Signs and parking marshals will be in place to help guide drivers to the correct parking location. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

More than £15 million has been in the new facility which was formally opened yesterday (Thursday 22 September 2016) by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, Vaughan Gething AM, and Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant AM. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The purpose-built centre, which is the first of its kind in Wales, boasts an eight-bay fire station, a six-bay ambulance station, a make ready facility and fleet workshop plus ultramodern training facilities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The AFSRC has replaced the former fire station on Bradley Road in Wrexham and the former ambulance stations in Chirk and Wrexham. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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