Football, firefighters and fun for all the family

Firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue Service are set to take part in a charity football match to raise awareness about life in the fire and rescue service.

Crews from across the service will take on Yatton Athletic Football Club on Sunday 8 August at the Hangstones playing fields, Stowey Road, Yatton, North Somerset.

As well as the football match, there will be a range of activities for the local community to enjoy. Members of the public will be able to look around a fire appliance from Yatton Fire Station, firefighters will be carrying out demonstrations, there will be interactive games and the chance to sign up for a Home Fire Safety Visit.

AF&RS Station Manager for Yatton, Russ Bennett said: “This event offers firefighters the chance to meet members of their local community and talk to them about fire safety. Crews will also be collecting Home Fire Safety Visit referrals and raising awareness of the importance of working smoke detectors, which provide an early warning sign that a fire has broken out, giving the occupants time to escape the premises.”

The event will begin at 12pm, with the football match kicking off at 3pm.

Money raised on the day will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity and Yatton Athletic Football Club.