Firefighters host Summer fun day

DSC01724CLEVELAND Fire Brigade will be opening its doors for an action packed day of fun for all the family this week (Wednesday 28 May 2014)

The Open Day will take place at the Brigade’s Learning & Development Centre, Church Lane/Trunk Road, Grangetown, Middlesbrough between 11am and 3pm.

A whole host of demonstrations and activities will be on offer throughout the day, as well as advice and information on how to stay safe.

Firefighters will demonstrate how they free motorists following a road traffic accident, rescue people from buildings, as well as showing specialist skills to rescue people using line rescue and hydraulic platforms. There will be a range of Brigade vehicles and visitors will be able to experience what it’s like to wear a breathing apparatus mask.

Fun will very much be the order of the day as youngsters will get the chance to spray water from a firefighters hose. Other activities include games and activities, meet crazy creatures, face painting and tag rugby.

Chis Chisholm, Head of Learning and Development with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “These events are always popular and are part of the Brigade’s ongoing work to forge strong links with local communities and promote community safety whether in the home, outdoors, on the road or in the workplace.

“We held a similar event last year which attracted around 1200 visitors and we are hoping for a good turnout again this year. Admission is free and it gives families something extra to do during the school holidays.

“We have put together a varied programme of activities to suit all ages and it should be a great day.”