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Folkestone fire station to welcome visitors to open day

Folkestone fire station to welcome visitors to open day

19 July 2016

Folkestone fire station will be opening its doors to the public for a special community open day event on Saturday 30 July with a host of activities and attractions for all the family.

The event will run from 10.30am to 4pm and visitors will have the opportunity to find out how firefighters respond to range of emergency situations and to pick up some valuable fire safety advice.

The fire crew will be carrying out live drills throughout the event and there will be a range of equipment on display, including fire engines, water safety unit and the rescue boat.

The technical rescue team will also be there demonstrating the unmanned aerial  vehicle (drone).

Another highlight of the day will be the duck race at 1pm in Pent Stream which runs alongside the fire station, with the chance for families to win a range of prizes.

Visitors will get a chance to talk to firefighters and the community safety team about fire safety about the range of free services available. They will also be giving cooking safety advice and talking about the consequences of pouring water on a chip pan fire.

In addition, the road safety team will also be on hand offering road safety advice and people will be able to take a look at Kent Fire and Rescue Service's modified car.

Folkestone crew manager James Kirk said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the community to our event, which promises to be both fun and informative. Visitors be able learn about what we do as a service and take away some handy tips to help keep themselves safe, both at home and on the roads.”

Representatives from the Firefighter's Charity will have a fundraising stand at the event.

The event is free and refreshments, including an ice cream van, will be available.

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