December 7 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Families are being invited to a community fire safety open day on Saturday August 17.
The event is being held at the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service HQ in Clyst St George, from 10am to 4pm.
As well as the opportunity to learn about the work of the fire service, the event will provide an opportunity for residents to receive advice and support on a range of issues with a special emphasis on community safety.
There will be a summer safety stand where people can find out how to keep safe when enjoying the summer holidays, and safety activities for children who will be able to sit in an education fire appliance and learn about fire safety in the home.
There will also be a display of road traffic collision reduction vehicles where residents will be able to engage with road safety specialists and learn key road safety tips to help keep their friends and family safe when travelling on the roads.
Also on offer will be the police dog team, their newest puppy recruits, search and rescue dog team, a barbeque, ice creams, games, stalls and the Fireman Sam shop.
Phil Martin, the Area Manager Community Safety, said: “This is a great opportunity to provide a day’s entertainment and insight into the work of fire and rescue services as well as providing an opportunity to make people safe.
“The Services Community Safety Support Department and Specialist Rescue Station have volunteered their time to ensure residents of Devon and Somerset have a safe and fun summer.”
Any money raised will go the fire-fighters charity.