Thornbury Fire Station throws open its doors to community

Come along and find out more about Thornbury Fire Station.

That’s the message from firefighters as they hold a station open day on Sunday 6 September.

Members of the public will be able to see some of the vehicles and equipment firefighters use, as well as demonstrations involving breathing apparatus and hydraulic cutting equipment. They will also be able to find out how to join as a part-time firefighter.

The event takes place from 11am until 4pm at the fire station in Gloucester Road, Thornbury.

Thornbury Station Manager, Dave Hodges, said: “This is a great opportunity for local people to come along and find out more about our work.

“Part of the role of the fire and rescue service is to provide community safety advice on fire prevention. We would urge people to come along and talk to us about our free Home Fire Safety Visits where firefighters visit homes to give fire safety advice and fit smoke alarms for free, if required.

“We are also looking to recruit more on-call firefighters in the Thornbury area and would love to hear from anyone who might be interested. You need to be 18 years of age, fit enough to pass physical selection tests and a medical examination and live or work within five minutes of the station.

“For more information on becoming a Retained Duty System Firefighter visit the recruitment section of our website or click here