(content used from Norfolk.gov.uk)
Fire stations at Hunstanton, Great Yarmouth, Wymondham and Norwich are hosting open days.
Members of the public can gain an insight into the work of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service as crews will be on hand to show people the equipment they use and give out safety tips to help residents stay as safe as possible.
Visitors will get the chance to find out more about career opportunities and the day to day work of the service, which as well as fires, floods and road traffic collisions also includes community safety and protection, preventative education projects and partnership working with other emergency services and Norfolk County Council.
The first open day is at Hunstanton Fire Station in King’s Lynn Road this Saturday, 10 August, between 10am and 3pm. Admission is free and as well as learning more about the work of the service, visitors can also meet the Hunstanton lifeboat team who will be there giving talks about water safety.
Carrow Diamond Jubilee Fire Station in Bracondale is hosting an open day on Sunday 25 August from 11am to 4pm. Crews will be demonstrating chip pan fires, road traffic collision rescues and search dog demonstrations as well as taking part in a Mount Everest ladder climb challenge. The service’s urban search and rescue team will be demonstrating a rescue from a confined space. There will also be a bake-off competition and a raffle.
Wymondham Fire Station staff are hosting an open day on Saturday 7 September from 10am to 4pm. Wymondham Fire Cadets and Norfolk Fire Dogs will be carrying out demonstrations and there will be a display from Norfolk Fire Museum. Attractions also include a barbecue, cake stall, refreshments.
Great Yarmouth Fire station is holding an open day on Saturday 14 September from 10am to 3pm. As well as looking at the fire equipment and meeting the crews, visitors can also chat to staff from the Urban Search and Rescue Team, Police Broads Beat team, NARS, Hemsby lifeboat and lowland rescue. There will also be a tombola and refreshments.
Chief Fire Officer Stuart Ruff said: “The open days are a great chance to invite our local communities in to find out more about our work and ask questions about safety or about our work. Crews will be able to give out safety advice and partner agencies will also be showcasing some of their work. All the events are free to attend so please do go along and find out more about Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.”
There are currently vacancies for on-call firefighters in Norfolk. To find out more visit https://oncallfire.uk
Community safety teams from Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service have also joined forces with Norfolk County Council’s Road Safety Team to carry out car seat checks around the county. The tour includes visits to many supermarket car parks where shoppers can go and have a chat about safety and have their car seats checked for free.
Councillor Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet Member for Communities at Norfolk County Council, said: “The car seat checks are a simple, free way that families can ensure their children are safe on journeys this summer. They have been well attended so far and we invite all residents along to their nearest one to get checked.”