Fire Station Open Day

Telford Fire Station held a successful open day with eye catching demonstrations including a chip pan fire as firefighters and community fire safety officers showcased their skills to display the wide variety of work they do.

Adults and children visited the innovative “smoke house” used to educate people of all ages about fire safety and show them how to escape from a potentially life threatening house fire.

The colourful new tent, which replaces its 20-year-old predecessor, looks like a modern day home with separate rooms and a hallway with each space containing visual and auditory interactive technology to teach fire safety.

Firefighters from White Watch in Telford explained how a hi-tech fire engine works, part of a fleet of vehicles used to keep the people of Shropshire safe.

“People came to see the great variety of work that we do at Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service,” said Natalie Parkinson, equality and diversity officer.

The event started with a welcome to the public from Assistant Chief Fire Officer Louise McKenzie.  

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