Test the ‘jaws of life’ at fire station open day

Sandy firefighters in action.
Sandy firefighters in action.
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Pick up an egg with the ‘jaws of life’, peak behind the scenes at your local fire station and have a go using a fire hose next weekend.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) are opening their stations in September and Sandy firefighters welcome visitors on Sunday, September 6, from 12.30pm until 4pm. There will be plenty for children to do and visitors can have a go at using some of the specialist equipment and explore the fire engines.

Beds Fire and Rescue Service open day egg challenge

Beds Fire and Rescue Service open day egg challenge

Members of the community safety team will be on hand to give advice and information about fire safety and how to prevent a fire in your home. If you are interested in joining the fire service either as a firefighter, an on-call firefighter, working at the control room taking calls or as a fire cadet, staff will be on hand for you to find out more.

Chris Ball, Borough Commander North, said: “Open days are a fantastic family day out and a great opportunity for people to come and find out about their local station

and the services we provide to our local community. People are often surprised to find out about the variety of things we do. As well as fighting fires and helping people involved in road traffic collisions we also carry out water rescues, rescue people from high places and carry out animal rescues.

“Every open day is free, though people can donate to the Firefighters’ Charity and other good causes, and there’s plenty for all the family to do and refreshments on site too. Come along and see behind our big red doors.”

Visit www.bedsfire.com for a full list of all open days across the county.