This Saturday (13 September) Wimborne fire crews will be holding their first community safety day at Waitrose in the town, between 10am and 2pm, providing a fun and informative event for all the family.
Residents have the opportunity to meet their local fire crews and see some of the methods they use to save lives every day. The day will include displays of firefighting actions such as a chip pan fire, a road traffic collision and firefighting demonstration. There will be the opportunity to have a look around the appliances, sign up for a free home safety check, find out what crews at the station get up to a daily basis and get more information about becoming an on-call firefighter in the town.
Wimborne Station Commander, Stuart Tucker said: “We’re hoping for a really good turnout this year as we have so much going on at the station – it will be a really great opportunity for all the family.”
He added: “This community safety event is a great chance for local residents to come and meet their local fire crew, learn how to protect their homes from fire, and see what activities and incidents we get involved with”.
Families and local residents can get in the spirit with the fire engine simulator, the Fire Fighters Charity shop and Fire Fit challenge.
On top of all that excitement, there will be the opportunity to discuss fire safety and arrange home fire safety visits where necessary. Home safety visits provide advice about cooking and electrical safety, escape plans, and free smoke alarm checks. Entrance to the event is free with disabled parking available. The community safety event will be held at Waitrose in Willow Walk, Wimborne.