Maidenhead Fire Station will be holding a fun-filled family day out this bank holiday Monday (30 May) on Bridge Road!
The open day, which runs from 11am to 4pm, will include realistic live demonstrations from the crews, including releasing a ‘casualty’ from a simulated road traffic collision and ‘working at height’ equipment.
There will also be a display of an impressive breathing apparatus drill, during which the station’s breathing apparatus chamber will be filled with synthetic smoke. Visitors will have a chance to go into the breathing apparatus chamber attached to a rope – but minus the smoke and navigate around it with some of our firefighters! In addition, there will be an interactive demonstration where people can guess which chargers and USBs are genuine or counterfeit.
Visitors will also have the chance to explore the fire engines and even look behind the scenes at their local fire station. They will also be able to test out some of the life saving equipment that is used by our firefighters everyday in emergencies and RBFRS’ ‘drown tank’, an innovative visual aid will be there to bring to life the dangers of swimming near weirs. Younger aspiring firefighters will also be able to test their skills by aiming water jets on targets and even sponge the station commander in stocks!
If all those activities weren’t enough, there will be a bouncy castle and ice cream van available for the little ones, as well as penalty shoot out and tombola! There will also be The Fire Fighters Charity ‘shop in a box’ and the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre. Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will also be on hand.
The open day will be lots of fun but will also provide the perfect opportunity for people to talk to our firefighters about a range of safety topics including fire, electrical and water safety issues.
There is limited parking available on the fire station so visitors are advised to use off road parking on Town Moor, off Blackamoor Lane, or public transport where possible.