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Statue of John Lennon above Check-in at Liverpool JLA.

My first appointment today following my Stroke on 12th Jan:  Liverpool John Lennon Airport Joint Consultative committee.  The meeting was held in the Cavern Suite above check-in. It was attended from Councillors from Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, Warrington, and Cheshire with Air Industry representatives and local interest groups such as the National Trust from Speke Hall.

On 1st of July a Celebration will be held at the original Speke Teminal to mark it’s 80th anniversary and a special train service will run from Hooton to the airport’s South Parkway Train Station. Bus connections  to the Airport  include 89a, 80a.

The meeting which included the quarterly report from the Airport manager had lots of  encouraging news about airport traffic which notably included  new contracts with Wizz and and also Norweigan airlines. The latter will soon commence 3 return flights a week from Copenhagen’ a main hub for Scandinavia, The Baltic states, Poland,Western Russia and Germany.

Heartening news about security at the Airport’s car parks was also highlighted with only 1 car theft out  of almost 1/2 million cars  in the airport’s parking areas.

The meeting was followed by a tour of the airports fire and rescue facilities. I was suprised to find that the airport fire service attends all Life-Threatening calls witihn their particular postal-code  area.

The fire representative expained that  the personal  air cylinder which, even though it has a huge capacity of 200 litres,  may only last for 5-10 minutes in an emergency situation.  He coloured our. by now fragile morbidity.  further in describing that,  in even only a training scenario the temperatures can reach 700c; enough to “Melt your Lungs”.

The fire crews demonstrated the massive 200 ton  fire vehicles.  The entire fire-quenching contents could be deployed within 2 minutes if required.

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179 Ton Barracuda Fire engine.

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Delegates explore the upper deck of the fire appliance.

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