Open Day at Droitwich Fire Station
Firefighters decided to 'go large' with the event to link in with the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee which takes place in the week leading up to the open day.
As in previous years, visitors to the open day will have the opportunity to take a closer look at the fire appliances and equipment that firefighters use, and to pick up a range of fire safety advice. They will also be able to watch a series of demonstrations, but whereas previously it has been the local crews and the Service's Young Firefighters demonstrating their skills, this year there will be a combination drill involving both the police and ambulance personnel as well. This will be based on a mock road traffic collision requiring a multi-agency response along with the services of the USAR (Urban Search & Rescue) team, who work out of Droitwich fire station.
In addition to the usual face-painting, bouncy castle and food stalls, there will be a pig roast and live music, and a raffle with fantastic prizes, many donated by local business in the town.
Droitwich Firefighter Dave Starkey said: "This year's open day takes place during the week of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and so we plan to link in with this and make the event more fun-filled than ever.
"Our colleagues at the police and the ambulance service will be joining us on the day to showcase how we work together to respond to a range of emergency situations, and we've also had great support from the local business community, with some fantastic prizes donated towards the raffle and the pig roast supplied by Hilltop Farm."
Proceeds from the raffle will be divided between Acorns and the Fire Fighters Charity, and visitors making a donation will be offered a 12-page colour programme that commemorates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and gives in depth information about the work of firefighters at Droitwich fire station and USAR, plus details of the two charities being supported. Raffle prizes include a family holiday for six in a 3-bedroom apartment in Apollon Village in Turkey, a golf weekend, Waitrose, Morrisons and Tesco vouchers plus hair & beauty vouchers from the Beauty Studio in Worcester and from Diva in Copenhagen Street.
Firefighter Starkey added: "As always, there will be something to interest visitors of all ages, so make a note of the date in your diaries, bring along your family and friends and help us make this open day one to remember!."
The open day takes place at Droitwich Fire Station in Friar Street on Saturday 9 June, from 12 midday until 4pm.