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Dartford family open day set to draw the crowds

Dartford family open day set to draw the crowds

25 July 2018

Dartford open day 2018

Dartford fire station is opening its doors for a fun-filled family open day on Saturday 4 August 2018.

Come and meet the local fire crew between 11am and 4pm and get some great tips to help you and your loved-ones stay safe this summer.

Dartford Crew Manager Shemmy Przemyslaw said: “There will be plenty of free activities for all the family to enjoy. The event promises to be a fun and informative day for all who attend and we look forward to welcoming families along.”

Water safety will be a key theme throughout the summer and visitors will be able to pick up tips to help avoid getting into danger around inland and coastal waterways.

A range of specialist equipment will also be on display, that fire crews use to attend a wide range of emergency incidents, including fire engines and an all-terrain vehicle, which is used to deal with countryside fires.

Little ones will be able to dress up in firefighter gear and climb aboard the fire engine for a photo. They can also have a go at squirting water onto mini wooden fire houses and there will be colouring activities and more.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service's community safety team will be holding cooking oil pan demonstrations throughout the day and highlighting how to avoid a kitchen fire in your home.

Visitors can also find out about the free services KFRS provide to help keep more vulnerable members of the community safe, including free safe and well visits.

People can chat to our firefighters and KFRS volunteers to learn more about keeping about protecting themselves from fire and other risks, and take away some vital first-aid skills.

There will be free basic life-support and CPR sessions, which will include guidance on using a public access defibrillator (PAD), as well as a chance to learn more about what to do to avoid, and treat, burns and scolds.

If you're coming along to our open day, have a chat with our HR team to find out about job and apprenticeship opportunities.

Partner organisations will also be in attendance offering advice and information, including the British Red Cross Emergency Support Team.

 

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