Open day at Gloucester North community fire station

Photo of Gloucester North Fire Station

Local people are being invited to an open day at Gloucester North Community Fire Station.

Gloucester North station, in Churchdown, will be holding an open day on Sunday 23rd September from 11am - 3pm.

Members of the public can watch live firefighting demonstrations and experience what it's like to be in a smoke filled room and learn what to do if they are faced with this situation.

There will also be static displays, fire safety stands and a Firefighters Charity shop, selling helmets, uniforms and teddies.

Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service's own hovercraft and rescue boats, will be on display.

Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member for communities, said: "This is a great opportunity for local people to have a look at the new fire station and to meet some of the crew members."

"It's a great afternoon out for all the family and a brilliant way to find out how to stay safe."

"So if you're in the area, why not go along and find out more about the brilliant work our firefighters do."

Refreshments including tea, coffee and ice creams will be available to buy.

The number 94 bus stop is opposite the station and there is limited disabled parking only on site.

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Notes to news editors:

The full address of the fire station is Cheltenham Road East, Churchdown.

The hovercrafts were purchased in 2008 under the Community Recovery Fund set up by Severn Trent Water Ltd, following the 2007 floods.

Contact

Issued by: Gloucestershire County Council's Media Team, 01452 425226,

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17th September 2012