Dramatic rescue at open day
A NEW multi-million pound fire station is throwing open its doors to the public.
Bury’s new fire station is holding its first official Open Day on Saturday, August 31.
It will be a day of dramatic rescues, safety advice, a chance to play at being a firefighter as well as find out about the environmental work being undertaken at the station — including a look at the beehives in the station grounds.
Firefighters are now relocated on Magdalene Road after moving from its well-known base on The Rock.
Watch Manager Steve Wilcock, who is organising the free event, said: “It will be a great opportunity for members of the public, both young and old to visit our new station and find out more about the role of the fire and rescue service in Bury.
“The fire engines will be fully accessible for young children to climb on board and explore as well as being an exciting opportunity to squirt water like real firefighters.”
There will be a live demonstration of a simulated car crash and the specialised equipment used to rescue those trapped.
On show will also be more unusual fire service vehicles to look round such as the heavy rescue tender and the aerial appliances.
Other attractions on the day will include stalls, fairground rides for young children,and vintage police cars.
The doors open at 11am until 3pm.
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