On Saturday 22nd July 2017, Worthing Fire Station will be opening its doors from 10am-4pm, for its renowned annual Open Day. The event, one of the largest in the South, is a spectacular occasion attracting up to 10,000 visitors!
The day allows people the chance to take a peek behind the scenes of their local fire service, find out all about the role of a professional firefighter, and gain some helpful fire and road safety advice.
This year, Worthing firefighters will be promoting good home fire safety and raising awareness of WSFRS’s Road Traffic Collision Reduction scheme.
Watch Manager Darren Wickings, Worthing Open Day Co-ordinator, says; “We’ve teamed up with the Broadwater Carnival so this will be the biggest event Broadwater has ever seen! We have lots of activities, demonstrations and safety advice for all the family, and we’re delighted to be joined by our partner emergency services, response teams and local charities and traders. This year’s Open Day is set to be another fantastic event – it’s not to be missed!”
Admission is free, attractions during the day include:
• Road traffic collision displays
• ‘Hot fat’ firefighting demonstrations
• Fire engine rides
• Fire engine simulator
• Modern & vintage fire appliances
• Fire engine models
• Fire safety and arson reduction advice
• Road safety advice
• Resilience and Emergency Team
• South East Coast Ambulance Service (CPR training)
• Red Cross fire emergency support unit
• Sussex Police vehicles
• Craft stalls
• Charity stalls
• Food and drink stalls
• Face painting
• Model train rides
• Bouncy castle and children’s rides
Further details are available from Open Day Co-ordinator, Darren Wickings, on 01243 772846 or Darren.Wickings@westsussex.gov.uk.
Any profits raised will be donated to The Fire Fighter’s Charity and other local charities.
West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is at the heart of West Sussex County Council's Communities and Public Protection Directorate, working to support communities to become safer, stronger and more resilient through a combination of prevention, protection and response activities.