Boy on mission to visit every fire station in UK stops off in Kenilworth

Andrew Dane with firefighters from Kenilworth Station
Andrew Dane with firefighters from Kenilworth Station
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One boy’s mission to visit all the fire stations in the country to raise money for charity led him to visit Kenilworth Fire Station at the weekend.

Andrew Dane, 10, is on the autism spectrum and has been fascinated with the fire service for a long time.

His journey to visit every station started in December 2014 and Kenilworth’s station in School Lane was number 673 out of the 2,330 he would like to visit.

During his visit to Kenilworth on Sunday May 29, he met several firefighters who work at the station, had a look inside one of the fire engines and even participated in a drill, acting as officer in charge.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We have been following his progress on Twitter and contacted Andrew when he was passing through the county on the weekend.

“We are delighted to be the 673rd station that Andrew has visited in the UK. Thank you to everyone involved who made this day possible.”

His journey is also raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity, which helps look after serving and retired firefighters and their families.