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Dover firefighters to welcome visitors to open day

Dover firefighters to welcome visitors to open day

17 June 2016

Dover fire station will opening its doors to the public for a special community open event on Saturday 25 June.

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 event will run from 10am to 4pm and there will be a range of equipment on display, including fire engines, a height vehicle, the animal rescue unit from Faversham and Deal’s line rescue gear.

Visitors will get a chance to talk to firefighters and the community safety team about fire safety about the range of free services available and see a demonstration highlighting the consequences of pouring water on a chip pan fire.

In addition, the road safety team will also be on hand to offer road safety advice and people will be able to try out a seat belt sled, which highlights the importance of wearing a seat belt.

Dover crew manager Andrew Hollands 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.”

Dover Museum will be bringing along their vintage Merriweather horse-drawn pump and representatives from the Firefighters will have a fundraising stand at the event.

The event is free and refreshments will be available.

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