Midhurst fire station opens its doors to the public

Nicole Lawson,3, has a go with the waterhhose at last year's open day PICTURE BY LOUISE ADAMS
Nicole Lawson,3, has a go with the waterhhose at last year's open day PICTURE BY LOUISE ADAMS

Firefighters in Midhurst are getting set to open their station doors to the public.

Midhurst fire station will host its community open day on Saturday, September 5.

Everyone is invited to attend the station on New Road between 10am-3pm for an opportunity to peek behind the scenes, find out more about the vital role of a retained firefighter and pick up valuable fire and road 
safety tips.

The crew at Midhurst will also be carrying out firefighting displays and road traffic accident extrication demonstrations throughout the day.

There will be plenty of refreshments available.

Watch manager at Midhurst fire station, Nigel Gamblen, 
said: “We hope the afternoon will be a really good opportunity for local people to come and meet us and find out a bit more about what being a retained firefighter is all about and what an important part retained firefighters play in keeping the community safe.

“We’ve planned some ‘have a go’ activities for people to try so they can get a little taster of what we do.

“There will also be exciting demonstrations to watch and plenty of opportunity to look around the fire station and appliances.”

The station is one of 14 in West Sussex crewed entirely by retained firefighters, ‘on call’ for the fire service.

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