Fire Brigade Ready For Fun Day

Photo: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

Photo: Hampshire Fire & Rescue

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will be hosting a Community Fun Day on Saturday 31 August at the Service’s headquarters in Eastleigh.

Open to the public from 10am until 4pm and free of charge, HFRS promise it will be an ideal mixture of fun, activities and demonstrations to keep the holiday blues at bay.

Children and adults alike will be able to meet Hampshire Firefighters and safety experts,  who will be offering some top tips on staying safe.

Hants Fire & Rescue are also hoping to be joined by a celebrity guest, a well known childhood character who is known to get into a spot of bother occasionally!  If he does, who better to rescue him than the Fire Service..!

The day will include some Fire and Rescue demonstrations,  including car crash rescue simulations and Blaze Bear, the much-loved mascot of The Fire Fighters Charity, has kindly [been] volunteered to be the subject of a rope-pack rescue. There will also be police and fire dog displays, Urban Search and Rescue team exercises and much more!

Steve Foye, Head of Community Safety said:

“The day will be very important in educating our local community about the work of the Service and how to stay safe at home and away. But the day also offers lots of fun activities and displays to keep children and adults alike entertained. We will also be joined by many of our partner agencies like Hampshire Constabulary and South Central Ambulance Service.”

Catherine Barnard the project co-ordinator for the event said:

“It’s set to be a great day and we will also be raising money for two fantastic causes, The Fire Fighters Charity and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.”

“There will be so much to see and do,  anyone, of any age, is welcome to join us…!”

“Why not bring along a picnic, or head to the hog roast and ice cream van on site.”

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site.