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Open Day at Redditch Fire Station

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The FREE event will be held from 11am to 3pm at the fire station on Birmingham Road, B97 6EL. Visitors will be able to view a range of equipment and vehicles used by the emergency services, and members of Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (H&WFRS) will be on hand to offer fire, road and water safety advice. 

Operational firefighters from Redditch will carry out rescue scenarios, and visitors will also have the chance to look around the fire engines, experience the smoke house, enjoy refreshments and other activities such as;

  • I-Camp, who will put on a display of Asian culture and cuisine.
  • The Mercian Regiment, who plan to join firefighters in the FireFit fitness challenge.
  • Halfords, who will be promoting safe cycling with the opening of new cycle routes.
  • Local NHS, who will demonstrate healthy lifestyle & living tips.

Station Commander Phil Griffiths said: "Alongside our open day, Redditch Fire Station will host the local launch of the National FireFit Challenge for HWFRS, where we will be working with local partners and top sports teams across both counties to promote fitness - not only in the Service but also in our local community.

Visitors will also see the type of incidents we get called to and the range of community safety work we undertake. We also hope to show the whole family the real dangers involved in some of the hazards we encounter on a daily basis."