Action heats up at fire station’s open day

Watch Manager Dave Coss and Dexter, the FI Dog
Watch Manager Dave Coss and Dexter, the FI Dog
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A team of 24 firefighters will open again up the doors of Worksop Fire Station, as they welcome the public in for a family open day today.

The event - which promises to provide a day of fun for the whole family - will include a number of operational demonstrations, including a road traffic collision and a rope rescue from height.

There will also be a barbecue, as well as an appearance from the Fire Investigation Dog, Dexter, and a variety of stalls.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service staff will also be on hand during the day to offer out free fire safety advice , tips and answer any questions that the general public may have.

It is hoped as many people as possible will attend the annual event – which runs from 10am until 3pm - and take the opportunity to get a first-hand look at their local fire station and the work its crew does.

Crew Manager Gavin Leversidge, who organised the event, said: “We’re really looking forward to once again giving the general public an insight into who we are and what exactly it is we do here at the fire station in Worksop.

“We have got loads of activities lined up for the day and there will be plenty on offer for people of all ages - both old and young and everything in between.

“A lot of time has been put into organising the day and making it as great as it possibly can be – so I really hope that as many people as possible will take the time out to come and see us.”

The Fire Service Preservation Society will also be in attendance at the event – meaning visitors will get a chance to look at a range of historic firefighting equipment.

Worksop Fire Station is located on Eastgate, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 1QS.