Kingswood fire station to host open day

Kingswood fire station will be throwing its doors open to the public this Saturday (18/05), showcasing how firefighters keep local communities safe.

From 10am to 3am, the open day will focus on risk reduction and how everyone can play a part in making safety a key part of their daily lives through a range of activities and demonstrations at the Station on Tennis Court Road.

Firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) will be taking part in several demonstrations, including road traffic collision, urban search and rescue with Buddy the dog, and turntable ladder displays.  

They will also be on hand to show off some of the fire engines and rescue equipment, along with answering any questions around fire safety and demonstrating basic lifesaving skills.

Visitors will be able to get involved with various activities and will have an opportunity to speak to firefighters on the front line about their role in making communities safer and the Service stronger.

Watch Manager Lee Alford, Blue at Kingswood Fire Station, said: “This will be a great opportunity for local people to come along & find out more about the work we do in the local community and have some fun!

“Part of the role of Avon Fire & Rescue Service is to provide safety advice to reduce the risk of incidents. Days like this allow us to demonstrate our capabilities, which now go far beyond responding to just fires, but also help prevent incidents from happening. 

“We would encourage people to come along and talk to us about safety and how we can help support them in reducing risk in our communities.”

There will be limited parking on station for disabled only, but there is on street parking available in the local area & off street parking in the field opposite, weather permitting.

Also there on the day with games, information and demonstrations will be a number of our supporting partners & organisations, which will ensure that there is something for everyone.