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Festive fun with a difference at Sheppey fire station

Festive fun with a difference at Sheppey fire station

Keep your family safe this Christmas

24 November 2015

Sheppey’s firefighters are inviting the local community to celebrate the start of the festive season at the fire station’s first ever Christmas Carol Concert on Saturday, 5 December.

Event organiser, firefighter, Andy Friday, said: "We’ll be opening the fire station doors in the High Street, Sheerness at 10am so please pop in and see us. You’ll get the opportunity to look around the fire engine and boat and see some of the specialist equipment we use at incidents."

Fire crews will also take the opportunity to provide life-saving advice to help keep people safe at home this festive season including:

  • Checking your Christmas tree lights conform to the British Standard

  • Keeping candles away from your Christmas tree or furnishings and making sure they are never left burning unattended 

  • Having a fire escape plan that all your family and Christmas guests know 

  • Making sure Christmas lights and other electrical appliances are unplugged before you go to bed or leave your home and not overloading electrical sockets

  • If you’re the cook this Christmas, don’t drink alcohol until you’ve dished up the food and always stand by your pans

  • Buy extra batteries for Christmas gifts – never remove them from your smoke alarm – it’s a vital piece of safety equipment that could help save your life

  • Check on elderly relatives and neighbours this Christmas – make sure they are safe 

Andy added: "The theme of the day is fun as well as safety so there’ll be plenty for all the family to enjoy. We are pleased to welcome the Broadway Choir, Sheppey Singers and the Sheppey St John’s Ambulance Band to entertain our visitors and they will be performing Christmas Carols and classic performed songs between 12 noon and 2pm.

"Christmas is a time to have fun with family and friends and we are very grateful for the support we receive from the people of the Island so hope our fire station’s first ever Christmas Carol Concert will kick start the festive spirit and we look forward to seeing you."

Entry is free. Hot drinks and food will be available with all the proceeds going to charity.

Notes to editors:

  • Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend

  • Date: Saturday 5 December 2015

  • Time: 10am to 2pm with the Carol concert between 12 noon and 2pm

  • Location: Sheppey fire station, High Street, Sheerness ME12 1UN

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