Tenth anniversary for fire station open day

Coulby Newham Fire Station opens its doors to the public for the tenth year on Sunday 12 August, with an action packed programme of fun for all the family.

The Open Day at the station on Bickley Way runs between 12 noon and 4pm.

Visitors will be able to sit in a fire engine, have a go with hose reel, take safety tips from a chip pan fire demonstration, as well as go on a climbing wall. Other activities include a raffle, tombola and barbecue and the adjoining Cleveland Police station is putting on a display of police vehicles.

To celebrate the tenth anniversary there will be the chance to “dunk a firefighter” with a fun for all dunking stool.

Watch Manager Darran Farndale said, “To celebrate out tenth anniversary we have even more events than usual and the day is great opportunity for all the family to find out a little more about the work of firefighters, how they can protect themselves against the risk of fire – and also have  lots of fun. There’s a variety of activities for people of all ages.

We have had great support over the years and we looking forward to another successful day. 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.

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