Firecrews share their expertise

Herstmonceux Fire Station
Herstmonceux Fire Station

The hoses are out, hydraulic equipment ready, fire engines polished to within an inch of their lives... all is set for a busy season of open days at East Sussex Fire and Rescue’s fire stations throughout the county.

These sessions aim to show children and adults the vital work of the county’s fire service and give people a chance to meet their local firefighters, learn a bit about fire safety and have fun.

Activities for children include making badges, sitting in a fire engine and finding out what all the switches and levers do as well as special appearances by Fireman Sam and Welephant.

Some more serious events will show how fire crews deal with road traffic collisions and they will use cutting equipment to reach ‘casualties’. They will also teach people about the dangers of trying to tackle a chip pan fire with water - with a dramatic demonstration. There will also be lots of advice on keeping their homes and businesses safe.

The dates and times as follows but all information about these events is also available on the fire service website at: so you can check the calendar and make sure there has been no change to the dates. You can also find out more at your local fire station.

Barcombe Fire Station Open Day, May 9 from 10am-5pm at Plumpton Agricultural College. Seaford Community Station Open Day, June 6 from 11am-3pm at Cradle Hill Road, Seaford. Wadhurst Station Open Day on June 27 from noon-5pm at Wadhurst Country Fair at Uplands School, Lower High Street. Herstmonceux Station Open Day on June 11 from 10am-3pm at Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux. Crowborough Fire Station Open Day on June 11 from 10am-4pm at Beacon Road, Crowborough. Broad Oak Station Open Day on July 26 from 1pm to 4.30pm at Broad Oak Recreation Ground from 1pm-4.30pm and Bexhill Station Open Day on September 19 from 10am-4pm at Beeching Road, Bexhill-on-Sea.