Open Day at Dumfries Community Fire Station

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Crews invite members of the community to enjoy displays and activities.

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Dumfries Community Fire Station is opening its doors to the public for an Open Day on Saturday 2 August.

Running from 11am to 3pm, the station’s firefighters and partner agencies will put on a selection of displays, community safety demonstrations and fun activities for guests to enjoy – all completely free of charge.

Among the items on display will be Dumfries Fire Station’s brand new appliance, with visitors able to see the huge range of the on-board equipment that allows firefighters to deal with fires, road traffic collisions, water rescues and even recovering large animals.

Station Manager Craig McGoldrick said: “We want as many people as possible to come along to meet our crews and enjoy what’s sure to be a terrific day.

“The demonstrations include a road traffic collision, where firefighters will show how they cut into cars to rescue people who are trapped.

“There will also be the spectacular scene of a live chip pan fire, which shows just how quickly a fire can spread and why we all need to take the steps needed to keep our homes safe.

“Our community safety vehicle will also be available and staff will be on hand to give advice about fire safety, answer questions and arrange free home fire safety visits.

“Working with our communities is at the heart of how firefighters contribute to improving the safety of people in and around Dumfries, so we really hope residents will turn out in force and have a great time.”

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