Two stations set to welcome the public this weekend

19/09/2017

​Watching road traffic collision demonstrations, looking around fire engines both past and present, and meeting local firefighters are just some of the things that are on offer this weekend at two public open days.

The open days, which will be held at Worksop and Highfields Fire Stations, will give members of the public a first-hand look at their local fire station.

Highfields Fire Station, in Beeston, will be offering a variety of fire service vehicles to look around, as well as practical demonstrations and a bouncy castle, while those visiting Worksop Fire Station will be able to watch an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) demonstration, learn about rope rescues, while also being able to meet Dexter, the East Midlands Fire Investigation Dog.

It is hoped that as many people as possible will attend the events, which will be running between 10am and 3pm in Worksop and 10am and 2pm at Highfields on Saturday 23 September.

Station Manager Martin Molloy is the District Manager for Highfields, and said: "We are really excited to once again be able to welcome the public to our station, for what promises to be a fun day for all the family.

"This is the first open day they we have held in quite a while and it is a good opportunity for people to come down and learn a bit more about what we do and the role of a firefighter.

"Here at Highfields we are home to one of the Service's Specialist Rescue Units, which carries equipment used at larger incidents, including RTCs. There will also be a number of other specialist vehicles in attendance which members of the public can have a look around and enjoy."

Station Manager Mark Dooley is the District Manager for Bassetlaw. He said: "The crews at Worksop are really looking forward to welcoming the public this weekend for the open day event, which will give members of the public the chance to learn more about life on a fire station.

"We hope that as many people as possible come down and enjoy the event, as we are really keen to strengthen our relationship with the local community, so if you are free on Saturday between 10am and 3pm, come down and say hello!"

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