Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Seaford’s Open Day is a huge hit with families

Seaford community fire station’s Open Day was hailed a huge success as local families descended on the station to meet their local heroes and find out more about what’s involved in modern day firefighting and extrication techniques.   

The Open Day was held on Saturday 23rd June and luckily the weather held out, allowing for a host of extremely excited children to have a good look around fire engines and pretend to be firefighters!

There were dramatic rescue demonstrations, which involved a mock casualty being rescued from a smoke-filled drill tower along with extrication exercises.

A huge range of equipment was on display along with the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service’s fire bike, Aerial Ladder Platform and rope rescue team.

The station’s crews met members of the public and offered them valuable safety advice, alongside both Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service.

The Chairman of the Fire Authority, John Livings, said: “Well done to everyone involved in making this Open Day such a success. I am always impressed by the enthusiasm and energy displayed by our staff at these events and it is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the community we serve and to demonstrate the wide range of preventative work the Service undertakes.”

Garry Collins, Lewes Borough commander, said: “I would like to say a special thank you to Dave Reed, Watch Manager at Seaford and his team, who worked extremely hard organising the Open Day. It was extremely pleasing to see so many local families at the event.

“I would also like to thank Sussex Police and South East Coast Ambulance for their involvement and teamwork throughout the Open Day.”

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