Worthing Fire Station is teaming up with the Broadwater Carnival to host a spectacular Open Day on Saturday July 18.
The Fire Station's annual Open Day regularly attracts thousands of people and is one of the biggest of its kind on the South Coast.
This year's joint event, which will be held at the Fire Station on Ardsheal Road and on Broadwater Green, is an opportunity for people to find out more about the role of a firefighter, chat informally to emergency service personnel about a range safety issues and to see some spectacular demonstrations and displays.
Firefighters will be joined by 999 colleagues from South East Coast Ambulance Service, Red Cross and Sussex Police with their appliances, both old and new.
There will be plenty to see and do throughout the day, including:
- Firefighting and RTC rescue displays
- Fire engine rides and fire engine simulator
- Modern and vintage appliances on display
- Various craft and charity stalls
- Bouncy castle, bowling alley, face painting and children's rides
- Model trains & boats
- Plenty to eat and drink
Darren Wickings, Watch Manager at Worthing Station who organises the Open Day, said:
“Worthing Fire Station’s Open Day is the biggest public event our Fire Service hosts. Teaming up with Broadwater Carnival means that this year it will be even better than ever."
“Getting to know our local community and giving them the opportunity to get to know us is really important. If we can combine a day of fun and excitement with some potentially life-saving information and advice, then the day will be a success.”
The event runs between 10am and 4pm and admission is free. Any proceeds from the day will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity and other selected local charities.