Fire Brigade to host Open Day

A Cleveland fire station will open its doors to the public this weekend (Saturday 8 September) for an action packed programme of fun for all the family.

The free event at Middlesbrough Fire Station which is located on Park Road South, Middlesbrough, will be held between 11am and 3pm.

A range 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 collision and visitors will be able to sit in a fire engine and see what it’s like to wear a firefighters’ breathing apparatus mask.

Other attractions include a display by Army Cadets, a cake stall, raffle, car wash as well as sporting activities on the neighbouring Claireville Common.

Station Manager Andy Witham said: “The Open Day is a great opportunity for the community to find out more about the work of firefighters and learn how they can protect themselves against the risk of fire.

“There will be lots happening during the event to suit people of all ages and we hope that people take the opportunity to come along.

“They will also have the opportunity to arrange a free Home Fire Safety Visit which involves firefighters visiting people in their homes and fitting free fire alarms where necessary.”

To help keep you and your family safe from fire, the Brigade provides free Home Fire Safety Visits and will fit smoke alarms if needed. Call 01429 874063 to arrange a visit to your home and you will receive specific fire safety advice for you and your family.

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