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Hundreds of families enjoy thrilling fire station open day in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Jul 31, 2018 - 02:30 PM

 

By Ray Duff

Kent Fire and Rescue stations across Kent, including Folkestone, held their annual Open Day over the weekend and attracted hundreds of visitors to a variety of exhibits.


 

At Folkestone Fire station in Park Farm Road, families were able to bring their children to see and enjoy a wide variety of activities.

 

Top: Long lines of families below the Fire Station training tower Below: Excited children get their hands on the hoses  Photos: Ray Duff

People formed long queues for their excited children to spray with the fire-hoses; pumped via a fire engine; and aided by a firefighter.
 

Top: Kent Fire Museum stand with helmets attracted many Middle: Awaiting to board the rescue boat Below: Some of the help organisation stalls  Photos: Ray Duff


Others enjoyed climbing aboard the sea rescue inflatable whilst others clambered into the mini ambulance gurney carrier; or watched the fire prevention displays.
 

Top: The Fire and Ambulance life saving vans Below: All aboard the mini gurney carrier  Photos: Ray Duff


Inside the station there were displays by Kent Fire Museum; where children could try on several old style fire helmets; the Kent Fire Brigade Charity, Neighbourhood Watch and face-painting.

 

Alongside were Kent Ambulance safety and life-saving demonstrations where people could be shown how to give CPR.


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