If you’re looking for a fun-filled event for all the family, come along to Slough Fire Station’s open day on Friday, 3 June in Tuns Lane.
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. The dramatic hot oil display unit will also be there to demonstrate the dangers of this type of fire.
If all those activities weren’t enough, the Zetros, RBFRS’ largest offroad appliance, will also be available for visitors to have a look around. The appliance is capable of carrying 8,000 litres of water and 1,000 litres of foam!
Visitors will have the chance to explore the fire engines and test out some of the life-saving equipment that is used by our firefighters every day in emergencies. RBFRS’ ‘drown tank’, an innovative visual aid will be there to bring to life the dangers of swimming near weirs. In addition, younger visitors will be able to buy some of The Fire Fighters Charity’s goodies and help raise money for a great cause at the same time.
As well as being lots of fun, the open day will also provide a great opportunity for people to talk to our firefighters and Prevention team about a range of issues, including fire safety in the home, staying safe around water, road safety and how to sign up for a free Home Fire Safety Check.
Partners from organisations including Thames Valley Police, Slough Borough Council, South Central Ambulance Service and Synergy Health and Fitness will also be on hand to offer advice and information on a range of topics, including smoking cessation, reducing crime and first aid.