Emergency Services Open Day in Hereford
This year’s emergency services open day will take place in Hereford on Saturday 8 June at the police station in Bath Street and the fire station in St Owen Street.
Other local emergency services will also be attending, including representatives from MARS (Mercia Accident Rescue Services).
Visitors will be able to take a tour of police custody cells, take a closer look at the fire service’s smoke house, and also watch a series of demonstrations during the day, including a dramatic chip pan fire demonstration.
Station Commander Sean Bailey, who is based at Hereford Fire Station, said: “Entry to the open day is free of charge and there will be plenty going on at both stations, with a variety of police and fire service vehicles on display, including off-road and water rescue craft. Those attending will have chance to meet their local officers and pick up a range of both crime prevention and fire safety advice.”
He confirmed that HWFRS will be focusing on kitchen safety, using a specially adapted fire service trailer to highlight the risks associated with cooking and the devastating impact that a kitchen fire can have. General home fire safety will also be promoted throughout the day, with an emphasis on the importance of fitting smoke alarms and testing them regularly.
Visitors will also be encouraged to sign up for a free Home Fire Safety Check to look at fire safety specifically for their household.
The open day will take place between 10.30am and 4pm at both the police and fire stations.