Go behind the scenes of Nailsea Fire Station

Firefighters from Nailsea will be opening up their station doors to members of the public on Sunday 5 September.

Tips on fire safety and tours of the station and its life-saving equipment will be on offer to visitors during the event at Pound Lane between 10am and 3pm.

The firefighters at Nailsea work on the Retained Duty System (known as retained firefighters) and either live or work within five minutes of the station.

When the firefighters are ‘on call’ and required to attend an incident, they are called to the station and respond to fire and emergency calls in the same way as wholetime firefighters.

And as the station is also home to Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team, the day will also include demonstrations of the specialist group’s rescue capabilities.

Nailsea Station Manager Gary Carr-Smith said: “We are really looking forward to this open day and to welcoming members of the local community through the doors.

“This is the first time we have held an open day at Nailsea since the station was redeveloped in 2009. There will be plenty to see for young and old alike!”