There looks like being no shortage of action and drama planned for this Saturday’s (July 8) open day at Telford Central Fire Station.
Firefighters are teaming up with police and ambulance crews to put on series of dramatic demonstrations including rescuing “casualties” from a road traffic collision, an “animal” rescue and the rescue of a “casualty” from a high tower.
A dramatic demonstration of how a chip pan can burst into flames with devastating consequences will also feature on the day and a specially-designed tent will be used to give visitors an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be in a smoke-filled building. The “smoke” is harmless vapour!
Alongside the fire service demonstrations will be stands manned by police and ambulance personnel. A team from the Shropshire and Staffordshire Blood Bikes organisation will also make an appearance with their line-up of superbikes that are used to deliver life-saving blood supplies to hospitals across the country.
“The open day is certainly a fun day out but it also gives us a great opportunity to show people some of the things the fire service and other emergency services have to deal with and to get important safety messages across,” said Area Group Commander, Mark Weaver, of Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Telford Central fire station is on Stafford Park 1.