Fun for everyone at fire station open day

Firefighters demonstrating a road traffic collision rescue at last year’s event

Firefighters demonstrating a road traffic collision rescue at last year’s event

THERE’S lots of fun in store for all the family at Stockton Fire Station’s annual open day on Sunday 15th September.

The station – which is in South Road, Norton – will be throwing its doors open to the public from 11am to 2pm. It is a free event which will include activities and demonstrations as well as advice on how to stay safe and lifesaving techniques. View directions here.

Firefighters will be showing how they free motorists following a road traffic collision, demonstrating the dangers of chip pan fires and visitors will be able to sit in a fire engine.

There will be a barbecue and refreshments, ten pin bowling, beat the keeper, a raffle and tombola and a performance by Stockton Unicycle Club, plus a host of fun for youngsters including a climbing wall and a Fireman Sam water squirting challenge.

There will be an opportunity for people to buy items to support The Fire Fighters’ Charity and there will also be stands for the Butterwick Hospice and Daisy Chain.

The event will be opened by the Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Kathryn Nelson.

Watch Manager Davey Veitch, one of the event organisers, said: “This is a great opportunity for people to find out about the vast amount of work which the firefighters do to keep the community safe and they can learn more about how they can protect themselves against the risk of fire.

“We look forward to our open day as it’s always a lot of fun for people of all ages – especially children – and we really enjoy meeting them.”