Social media users have helped firefighters from Woking Fire Station after a male stole some vital life-saving equipment as firefighters tackled a blaze.
Firefighters had been called to Kestral Way to deal with a large fire.
But as firefighters were tackling the blaze, a thief decided to help himself to a hydrant standpipe and the firefighting hose that was attached to it.
Both of these pieces of equipment are vital because they allow firefighters to replenish the water levels of their fire appliances as they tackle a blaze.
The standpipe also enables firefighters to tap into a mains supply of water when their fire appliance water levels are depleted.
Without these vital pieces of equipment, innocent lives are put at severe risk of harm or death.
Thankfully, someone managed to take a picture of a male who was suspected of stealing the life-saving equipment.
Woking Fire Station then shared the image on their Facebook page and asked if any of their followers recognised the male.
The post was shared no fewer than 1.8k times, and information soon came flooding in concerning the possible identity of the suspected thief.
This included possible sightings of the van that was suspected of being involved in the theft.
In their most recent post, a spokesperson for Woking Fire Station said:
‘Thank you to everyone who has commented or responded to our picture.
‘We hope to have an update soon with some positive news.
‘The power of social media can never be underestimated’.
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