Success for Cleveland Fire Brigade’s fun day

OVER 1600 young people, their families and members of the public flocked to Cleveland Fire Brigade’s Learning and Development Centre’s Open Day last week to join in the fun.

This was our third annual event which took place on Wednesday 1 June aimed to showcase the Brigade and its many services and gave people the chance to ask questions and participate in fun activities and safety lessons. A number of our community partners and agencies also joined in the day including Cleveland Police and Safe in Tees Valley to meet the public at this popular event.

Some of the activities for those who attended were: football, rugby, ride a fire engine, face painting, climbing wall, wear a breathing apparatus mask, owl display and giant sized traditional games. Middlesbrough Football Club also brought their Health Bus and there were urban street dancers performing.

Kevin Readhead, Head of Learning and Development said: “We are really pleased with how well the day went and the feedback has been fantastic. The number of visitors doubled on last year’s event. Lots of people took up the offer to have a free Home Fire Safety Visit carried out in their home and helpful advice given out throughout the day to help keep our communities safe.

“I would like to thank all those who came and made the day what it was and hope they all got something out of it and in particular I would like to thank Redcar and Cleveland Community Safety Partnership Team for their assistance in holding the event. Photos from the event can be found on our website at and our facebook or twitter pages.”