Fire-fighting fun at Northants station open day

The open day at the Mounts Fire Station in on July 12
The open day at the Mounts Fire Station in on July 12

Firefighters are opening the doors to their station to let people learn more about the service and its work across the county.

There will be displays of rope rescues and road crash scenarios, as well as specialist fire-fighting vehicles from Mereway, Moulton and Wellingborough on show at the Upper Mounts Fire Station in Northampton on July 12.

The open day, taking place from 11am until 4.30pm, will also include traditional fete games, a bouncy castle, live reptiles on show and a jive rock and roll display.

Food will be on offer from the Gurkhas, who will be running a field kitchen and serving both traditional Gurkha curries as well as a barbeque.

A program can be bought on the day for £1, listing all the activities during the event.

Each program will have an individual number and numbers will be draw out for winners at 4pm with lots of prizes donated by local businesses up for grabs.

Money raised on the day will go to the Children’s Burns Trust, which supports children who have suffered life-changing injuries from severe burns or scalds.

Steve Corcoran from Northants Fire Service said: “We aim to make this a great success leading up to the station’s 80th anniversary on July 12, 2015, and hope a fantastic day will be had by all.”

Community fire safety, road safety and boat safety advice will also be available during the event.