Firefighter takes Foundation BSL Course

Crew Commander Simon Connor from Wigan Fire Station undertook the Foundation BSL Course in March 2013 in order to assist members of the public that he came across in work situations. His skills have already been put to use, so well done Simon!

Simon also arranged a day visit to his station for a group of Deaf people from Blackpool and Manchester, in order for us to see how they work, but also to give his crew some ideas of how to handle situations which may arise with deaf members of the public. All involved had a great day and much was taken away by both parties. To see photographs, please visit