Friday, 9 August 2013

Newhaven firefighters open doors to locals and visitors

Newhaven community fire station is opening its doors to the public once again for the annual open day on Saturday 17th August between 10.30am – 4.00pm.

Crews representing the community will be performing some standard Fire & Rescue exercises throughout the day and showcasing some of East Sussex Fire & Rescue Services specialist response capabilities, including the Maritime Firefighting team, Animal Rescue Unit and Water Safety equipment.

Lewes Borough, Fire Station Manager, Matt Elder, said: "This event helps us to meet members of our community that we might not otherwise have had an opportunity to talk to.
It’s also a good opportunity for crews to highlight the ways in which we can help people be safer in their home and at work.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming local visitors. Our crews will be showing our community what our frontline equipment consists of and how it's put to use in the event of an emergency.”

To arrange a home safety visit you can make arrangements at the event or alternatively please call us free on 0800 177 7069. Home safety visits enable us to identify any existing risks and what can be done to reduce them.

Community Safety Advisors will give advice on any safety issues and ensure you have working smoke alarms in the home to provide the earliest possible warning of fire. If not they will fit smoke alarms free of charge.”

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