Community welcomed to Dogsthorpe Fire Station for open day

Dogsthorpe Fire Station will throw open its doors to the community for a fun-filled family open day.

Interactive activities including a simulated 999 call out in a fire engine, experiencing what it is like to be in a smoke-filled house and using a hose will take place at the event on Saturday, July 18, which runs from 11.30am until 3.30pm.

Spectators can watch a live demonstration of how firefighters use specialist equipment to safely rescue casualties from road traffic collisions, as well as learn what happens when you pour water on a hot chip pan fire and how firefighters rescue animals from sticky situations. Numerous fire engines will also fill the Peterborough fire station for visitors to look around.

The event is free and suitable for all the family, with the opportunity to learn about fire safety and dress up as a firefighter. Hot food and snacks will be on sale and any funds raised will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity and other local causes.

Fun games, including dunk the firefighter and a coconut shy, will also be running with prizes, including a £50 John Lewis voucher, up for grabs.

Firefighter Phil Gould, event organiser, said: “It’s been a few years since we opened our doors to the public so we’re looking forward to running this community event and welcoming as many people as possible from the local area.

“We’ve got lots of exciting activities planned for all the family that will hopefully give the community a better idea of what we do as firefighters as well as help them learn more about safety.”

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