- Tuesday, 04 September 2018 11:40
Nailsea Fire and Police Station will be throwing the doors open to the public on Sunday 9 September and promises something for everyone.
From 10am to 4pm there will be fun for all the family with a range of activities and demonstrations at the station on Pound Lane.
Firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be taking part on several displays, including two road traffic collision demos and a rescue from a building, along with showcasing the High Volume Pump that has been used extensively since 2006 in some of the country’s major flooding incidents.
They will also be on hand to show off some of the fire engines and rescue equipment, along with answering any questions around fire safety.
There will be several activities that visitors can try, such as hose running and games, helping to show what goes into being a firefighter.
Local police will also be at the open day hosting a number of free activities. Kids can meet the dogs and horses, practice their skills against officers in a football cage or try a fingerprint activity with the cadets. Free bike marking will be available for cyclists and the Special Constabulary will on hand to talk about volunteering.
For those wishing to get more involved with Nailsea Fire and Police Station as an On-Call firefighter, there will be the opportunity to talk about AF&RS’ ‘Yes You Can’ Campaign and do some community defibrillator training.
Tony Smith, Watch Manager at the station, said: “This is a great way for the community to discover more about their local fire station and learn about some of the work that we undertake.
"You'll also get the opportunity to meet some of the hardworking on-call firefighters who provide round the clock cover to help keep the local community safe.
“On-Call firefighters provide a lifesaving service to the community and can work flexibly around your other work and family commitments. It’s a great role and we would love to share that.
"We would like as many people as possible to come along to our open day, have a great time and leave with some vital fire and road safety messages."
Phil Rudden, Nailsea Acting Sergeant, Avon and Somerset Police said; “Engaging with the community is a really important role for our local police teams, we aim to speak to residents at every opportunity. We’re encouraging members of the public to come along, meet officers, enjoy the activities and find out more about what we do.”
Also there on the day with games information and demonstrations will be South Western Ambulance Service, the Community Resilience Team and RNLI.
For more about being an On-Call firefighter and to sign up for updates, please visit https://yesyoucan.careers/on-call-firefighter