The photo shows two of Ringwood’s Young Fire Fighters experiencing what it is like to wear Breathing Apparatus, which is often used by Fire Officers when entering burning buildings or incidents involving toxic gases and fumes.
A donation by the Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Society, from the proceeds of last year’s Ellingham Show, was enough to buy two sets. The sets are specially designed for young people and will give training opportunities to Young Fire Fighters for many years to come.
Attending last years Show, Ringwood Young Fire Fighters, using rowing machines, were able to demonstrate their stamina by covering a distance equal to crossing the English Channel and back. With the generous donation by Visitors to the Show they raised another £120 for their general funds.