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Fun for all at Thames-side fire station open day

Fun for all at Thames-side fire station open day

4 September 2017

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Come along to our community open day

A packed programme of fun and activities will be on offer at Thames-side fire station’s community safety open day on Saturday, 23 September.

The event takes place at the fire station on Coldharbour Road in Northfleet and offers an action packed day of demonstrations and displays for all the family to enjoy between 11am and 4pm.

Entry is free and the varied programme includes a cooking fire demonstration to illustrate the dangers of leaving your cooking unattended, even for a few minutes and shows just how quickly a fire can start.

Firefighters will stage a road traffic crash, showing how they rescue people from collisions on the county’s roads. Visitors will hear about the importance of wearing seatbelts and not getting distracted by mobile phones while driving.

Other attractions include a line rescue from the fire station tower and visitors can also spend time in the hazard perception room testing their knowledge of potential fire hazards. There will be a range of modern and vintage fire engines and visitors will get the chance to have a look at the equipment used by our firefighters when responding to fires and other emergencies. 

Organiser of the day: Thames-side Crew Manager, Jason Hills, said: “The day is about helping our local community learn life-saving tips in a fun and enjoyable way. 

“The key to your family’s safety is knowing how to prevent fires starting, having working smoke alarms in your home and an escape plan that everyone in your home knows.

“We look forward to welcoming you to Thames-side fire station’s first open day in 10 years. Please come and enjoy the array of displays and activities on offer and take away advice that might just save your life.”

KFRS will be supported on the day by a variety of other organisations and attractions all delivering vital safety messages in a fun way including:

  • The RNLI will give throw line demonstrations to show what to do if someone is in difficulty in the water 

  • South East Coast Ambulance Service and The British Red Cross will be offering life-saving advice and first aid demonstrations 

  • Kent County Council’s road safety team will be providing advice to help families stay safe on the roads 

  • The Health Improvement Events Team will talk to visitors about what they can do to stop smoking and improve their health and wellbeing

  • UK Power Networks will entertain visitors with their interactive games

Meanwhile, plenty of other attractions such as climbing aboard the fire engine, putting out pretend flames using a hose reel and face painting, should keep younger members of the family entertained. Hot food and refreshments will also be available.

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