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Peterchurch Fire Station Open Day

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There will be fire engines and other vehicles and equipment used by the Service on display, and firefighters will be on hand throughout the day to explain more about the work they do and the real risks they face as they respond to emergency calls.

There will also be an opportunity to experience the 'smoke house' and pick up a range of home fire safety advice. Local police will also be attending and will be offering home security and vehicle safety advice.

There will be live bands playing all day and into the evening, a barbecue and bar, a bouncy castle, bucking bronco and face-painting. There will also be demonstrations and other attractions, including a tug of war competition (teams of six which can be registered before the event or on the day).

Watch Commander Kevin Giles from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) said: "There will be something at the open day to interest everyone, no matter what their age, and entry is free, so why not bring along your family and friends, and your dancing shoes!"

He explained that as well as demonstrating the operational side of the fire and rescue service, the Service's community safety work would also be highlighted and those attending will have chance to book a free Home Fire Safety Check. This is where a representative from HWFRS visits them at home to offer fire safety advice tailored towards their household, advises on escape routes in case of fire and fits free smoke alarms as needed.

As in previous years, the open day is expected to draw to a close at around 5pm and will be followed by live music until around 11pm.