Wyre Forest Fire Station hosts first open day

Wyre Forest Fire Station

People have the first opportunity to see Wyre Forest Fire Station and all its resources since opening three years ago.

The first open day at the Stourport Road station, which serves Kidderminster, Stourport and Bewdley as well as the surrounding areas, is on Saturday 10 June.

The Wyre Forest hub, made up of wholetime and on-call firefighters, boasts some of the best training facilities available which include a hot fire house, a steel-framed tower and a road traffic collision area with dual carriageway section.

It is also home to water first responders, high volume pumps for incidents nationwide, an off-road firefighting vehicle, a drone and a command support unit.

The open day runs from 11am until 3pm with lots of things to see and do for young and old.

One of the main organisers Rob Kirk, a wholetime firefighter and on-call crew commander, explained setting up the event had been delayed by Covid since opening.

He said: “There’s been a really good response from people in the district and we’re looking forward to finally opening our doors for the first time.

“We want people to be able to see the new station, what its capabilities are and what we can do. It’s an impressive place.”

The attractions are set to include fire engine rides, demos, a drone capability display and a visit from Urban Search and Rescue dog Radar.

There will also be an ice cream van, a raffle supported by local businesses, face painting, a bouncy castle and much more.

Entry will be free as is any fire safety advice.