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Fun and fire safety are on offer for all the family at the Deal fire station open day on Saturday 7 September.
The free event, running from 10am-4pm, will feature a number of exciting displays and demonstrations aimed at helping to keep you safe at home and on the road this autumn.
Firefighters will be will freeing a volunteer ‘victim’ of a road crash in a mock car cutting demonstration. While the line rescue team will also be present to show their rope rescue techniques.
Displays on kitchen and electrical fire safety will be held throughout the day, and there will also be the opportunity to look round the fire engine and height vehicle.
For younger visitors there will be a bouncy castle and a chance to be taken round the station on the ‘fire train’. Free refreshments will also be available for everyone attending.
Deal Firefighter Shane Giblin said: ““This is a great opportunity for people to come along and pick up some potentially life-saving tips in a fun and relaxed environment. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the station and hope everyone enjoys what promises to be a fun event for all age groups.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is currently recruiting on-call firefighters at Deal. Requirements include being over 18, physically fit, with good levels of reading and writing and candidates must be able to be operationally ready within five minutes. Full training is provided. Anyone interested can find details of the stations, hours needed, recruitment criteria and a film showing the fitness tests on www.kentfirejobs.info