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Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service open day this weekend

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Tuesday 30 August 2022

This Saturday, September 3rd, the Guernsey Fire & Rescue Service will be hosting an open day at the Fire Station, to allow the community to look around and learn more about what the team do.

The Arsenal will be open between 10:00 and 16:00, and a range of activities and demonstrations will be taking place.

Fire crews will be demonstrating ladder rescues, road traffic collision rescues, cliff rescues and more, and there will also be a BBQ in the Victoria Gardens for people to enjoy. This will all be alongside tours of the station running all day, smoke detector demos, a number of stalls, and much more.

The open day is taking place as part of the GFRS' centenary celebrations, which started earlier this summer.

Chief Fire Officer Jon Le Page said:

"July 1st this year marked the start of a year of celebrations for the organisation's 100-year anniversary. This open day will be the latest event in those celebrations and we wanted to put it on to give the local community a chance to come and see exactly what it is that we do. We're hoping to welcome lots of people to come and meet us, and have put on a number of different events to make the day interesting for people of all ages.

"Whether it be dealing with major fires, helping give advice to prevent fires, rescuing people after a car crash, or helping with a cliff rescue, our crews are trained in a huge breadth of skills that all revolve around one thing - saving lives. Hopefully the demonstrations we will be doing on the day will show exactly how skilled my teams are at their jobs."

All of the proceeds from the day's events will be donated equally to four charities: Guernsey Mind, Les Bourgs Hospice, the MS Society Guernsey, and the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation.

A full itinerary will be available on the gate with all of the times and events taking place throughout the day.

 

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