Smokin’ fire gala day

Last year's Fire Service open day in Skegness
Last year's Fire Service open day in Skegness

Visitors can step into a house full of hazards and see what it’s like to be inside a smoke filled chamber at a fire service open day.

Members of the public are invited to come along and get involved in the interactive event at Skegness Fire Station on Thursday (August 13).

Crew manager John Burke said; “We wanted to do something different this year. We want people to come and spend some time with the crew and see first-hand what we do. People can come and have a go in our hazard house, see what it is like to be in a smoke filled chamber as well as seeing the fire engines and fire equipment close up.

“As well as having some fun, the open day is a great opportunity for us to remind people about keeping safe in their homes – particularly by us showcasing potential hazards in the home which can cause fires, and what would happen if a fire did start in the home.

“I hope people will come down, take part in some of the activities and have a fun day out. With so much going on throughout the day, there will be something for everyone.”

There will also be competitions and a number of prizes, with proceeds going towards the Firefighters Charity.

The event, from 10am to 4pm, is being held as part of the week long Skegness Carnival.

Visit http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr for more information.