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    Default Chesterfield Fire Station, Derbyshire - July 2010


    Visited with Sal.

    I was in the area booking my car in for a service at the garage next door so thought it remiss not to take a quick peek. Closed at the end of 2009 when a modern community fire station was opened on the former site of Donkins foundry, this 60s monstrosity is begging to be demolished. A seven engine bayed affair it has the usual trappings including bar and dining room, locker room, offices, changing area etc...best of all though it has a firemans pole! Health and safety regulations these days mean firefighters are not permitted to use poles any more, stairs are far safer Didn't stop me though, was fun, for a half hour or so.

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    Spent far too long here recently, fire plan for Calow Hospital.







    Pole. :p





    M :)

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    Twas a good explore. Been past this place loads of times and always said we'd stop if we had chance, but kept putting it off. Today was the day. :)

    Here's a few of my offerings. :o

    Main room where the engines lived.


    Looking up the firemans pole


    Fire personnel magazines


    Training manual


    Certificate, (you'd have thought he would have taken it with him. ).


    Bye Mendo


    Back doors from the yard into the main room where the engines lived. :)


    This is the building where they kept the other vehicles.


    And lastly from me, the right hand door to this building used to house the breathing apparatus. :) Unfortunately we couldn't see inside there. :(


    Cheers

    :) Sal
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    Nice one peeps-good to hear the pole is still usable!
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    Top pop

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    Tip top you two!
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    Doesn't look too shabby, nice work both of you
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    Mmmmm. Mr Mendo on firemens pole

    Very good both of you!

    It's all over.

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