22 April 2024

Tisbury Fire Station to open its doors to the public this Saturday

There will be the chance to meet local firefighters and see a range of operational vehicles when Tisbury Fire Station holds an open day Saturday 1st July.

The day, which will run from 10am to 4pm, is helping to raise funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Crew Manager Matt Mullins said the day promised to be great fun for all ages. “It’s free to come in, but obviously we’re hoping that people will spend lots on the different attractions. We will have a wide range of displays about the Fire and Rescue Service, refreshments and demonstrations. It would also be great to see anyone thinking about joining the crew here at Tisbury as an on-call firefighter.”

The displays will include a number of fire engines, both modern and vintage, equipment used for water rescue and animal rescue, and vintage firefighting equipment, including helmets to see how they’ve changed over the years!

An old helmet from the Tisbury Fire Station Facebook page

Firefighters will also be putting on a variety of drills throughout the day to include road traffic collision extrication and live fire demos using pumps and ladders.

Tisbury is an on-call station, so its firefighters have other jobs and obligations. They commit time to the Fire & Rescue Service throughout the week and respond to emergency calls when paged.

This is also a co-responder station, where firefighters support the ambulance service by attending medical emergencies ahead of a paramedic arriving.

This fire station has a clothing recycling bank for the Fire Fighters Charity.

For more information visit Tisbury Fire Station facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DWFRSTisburyFireStation/?locale=en_GB

Featured photo: https://www.facebook.com/DWFRSTisburyFireStation

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Niamh Cunningham
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Written by Niamh Cunningham