Traffic wardens to the rescue as car bursts in flames
Mr Robinson was carrying out duties along Pump Street on September 1 when he spotted that a motorist had opened his car bonnet to a plume of smoke.
Flames rapidly engulfed the front of the vehicle so Mr Robinson ran into a shop, borrowed a fire extinguisher and extinguished the fire.
Mr Thompson, who was returning to his beat, saw what was happening and called the fire services.
Mr Thompson then ensured the safety of other vehicles by ensuring traffic was diverted away from the incident.
In a joint statement Mr Robinson and Mr Thompson, who are employed by NSL and working on behalf of Transport Northern Ireland, said: “It is all in a day’s work, we are happy to assist the general public and just happened to be in the right place at the right time.”
Their Manager, Dougie McCaw, said: “Thankfully, there were no injuries.
“If it was not for our TAs and their rapid response to the incident, there would have been further damage or even injuries, so a big well done to both.”