Posted on: 15 April 2020

At Stanair, we are very passionate about supporting the local communities we serve in, and so do many of our members of staff. 

Mark Addinall, an Engineer at our Peterborough Depot, does a fantastic job looking after our customers, and is the volunteer Watch Commander at the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Station. The service was originally formed in 1884 by a group of Peterborough businessmen after they believed the efforts of the Corporation Brigade, as it was then, had been ineffective following a serious fire at the Infirmary. The team is now made up of ten volunteers, lead by Chief Officer De Matteis, and is the UK’s last remaining Volunteer Fire Brigade. The service is completely self-sufficient and is a registered charity. They cover 6pm to 6am and attend alongside or after Dogsthorpe Fire Brigade and Stanground Fire Brigade have been called out. 

The site’s car park was being abused by members of the public, who would use the site to park their car and walk into the city centre. The charity required a car park barrier installed to ensure the car park was only used by those who were volunteering. Mark recommended Stanair to help, who provided the perfect solution in the form of a Traffic Barrier with a keypad. 

Mark himself, who has been employed by Stanair for a year and a volunteer with Peterborough Volunteer Fire Station for 20 years, was actually part of the team who installed the new barrier, which works a treat. 

“We’re really pleased with the new car park barrier,” said Mark, “the product is perfectly suited to our needs and does a brilliant job.”

Fireman Car Park Barrier

“Mark is a valued member of the Stanair team and we’ve always admired his volunteering efforts with the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Station,” said Will Smith, Director at Stanair, “when they were in need of help, we were more than happy to be of assistance to support their amazing work.”

You can find out more about the Peterborough Volunteer Fire Station and their great work here.