Gatwick and Horley firefighters to join open day fun at Crawley Fire Station (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
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Gatwick and Horley firefighters to join open day fun at Crawley Fire Station
4:02pm Monday 25th June 2012 in News
Firefighters from Gatwick Airport Fire Station and the Horley-based Technical Rescue Unit (TRU) of West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service will be joining their colleagues at Crawley Fire Station for its free community open day this Saturday (June 30).
The fire station in Ifield Avenue, Crawley, will be opening its doors for a day out for all the family, offering visitors the chance to have a look around the fire station, chat to the crew and see some of the specialist equipment used by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service.
The Gatwick firefighters and TRU members will be there, along with Sussex Police and the South Coast Ambulance Service, to show how all the services work closely together to help make a safe community for all.
Watch Manager at Crawley Fire Station and organiser, John Convey, said: "Come rain or shine there is going to be a whole host of exciting things to see and do.
“There will be spectacular demonstrations and displays, stalls and a great opportunity for everyone to get involved with their local emergency services."
He said: "Our aim is to give people a fun and exciting day out, but to also pass on sound advice and practical tips about fire and road safety in an informal setting, through the experience and expertise of the crew."
The attractions will include a fire and rescue display, 999 vehicles and appliances, including an aerial ladder platform, TRU demonstrations, a chip pan fire-fighting demonstration, and children's activities, as well as stalls, refreshments and a raffle.
The free event, running from 11am to 4pm, will be opened by the Mayor of Crawley, Councillor Keith Blake.