Herne Bay firefighters will be opening their doors to the local community this weekend to give people the chance to get an insight into the life of a firefighter.
The Herne Bay fire station ‘Family Day’ on Saturday 27 August 2016 will be held from 10am until 4pm. People will get the chance to meet the crew and to get up close and personal to the firefighting and emergency rescue equipment.
Family safety is at the heart of the day, which is free and open to everyone in the community.
Herne Bay firefighter, David Franks said: “The family day will be a great chance for our community to get a hands on experience of life as a firefighter. We’ll be showing people what we do and how we support our town. We’ll be offering helpful advice for families to take away and put to good use when it comes to kitchen safety.”
During the open day, visitors will be able to see some of the kit being demonstrated, there’ll also be the chance to sit in the fire engine. Other equipment that will be on show includes our all terrain vehicle the Argo cat.
On the day the Herne Bay crews will also take delivery of their brand new animal oxygen kit, which is used to rescue pets during a fire. The kit will also be demonstrated on the day. The new equipment has been made possible thanks to the support of the local community and not-for-profit organisation, Smokey Paws.
David ended: “We would love to see as many people from our local community there as possible - come along and join us for a fun family day."