Local community invited to open day at newly-refurbished fire station

Rosenbauer fire engine

A newly-refurbished fire station is set to open its doors to local residents next month for a free open day for all of the family to enjoy.

From 3pm on Saturday 16 September, firefighters based at Abbots Bromley Fire Station will welcome all ages of attendees who will get an opportunity to learn about fire safety and on-call recruitment opportunities in the service.

Local residents will get the chance to meet the firefighters who work every day to keep them safe, as well as face painting, retro games and more fun-filled activities for everyone to enjoy – all free of charge. Our specialist fire appliances like the Unimog off-road vehicle and other emergency vehicles will also be showcased at the event, including one of our new aerial ladder platforms.

Fire crews will demonstrate search and rescue techniques that are used in a variety of incidents, including road traffic collisions. Children can also sign up to join the service’s Welephant Club and meet the trusty mascot.

Refreshments will be on offer, with all money raised from the day going to The Fire Fighters Charity.

Mark Tattum, Station Manager at Abbots Bromley, said: “We’re really looking forward to being at the community day to give the public an insight into what we do.

“There will be the opportunity to find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter with firefighters on hand to provide information and encourage those who have never considered the role to find out more.

“We’re also thrilled to be at the community day to remind communities of how to keep safe in their homes and test their smoke alarms so that we hopefully continue to reduce the number of instances of house fires across the county.

“We have also been working in the village of Abbots Bromley for the last few weeks carrying out a residents survey, which this set to continue past the open day. If you see us, come over and ask about the role of an on call firefighter.”

For more information, visit: Open Day events (staffordshirefire.gov.uk)