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Family open day at Gloucester South Fire Station and SkillZONE

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service will throw open its doors and welcome residents to their open day on Saturday 5th September.

A host of free activities will be on offer at SkillZONE and Gloucester South Fire Station on Tuffley Lane from 12 noon until 4pm.

The free event will feature a host of activities including fire and rescue displays, road safety activities and demonstrations.

The demonstrations will include rescues from smoke filled buildings and how cars are cut open following a road traffic collision.

Gloucestershire Telecare Service, Gloucestershire Constabulary, RNLI, Network Rail and British Transport Police will also be present, and children can meet police and prison dogs.

Visitors will also be able to learn more about SkillZONE, the newest safety centre in the country, and meet the volunteers who give safety advice to all sections of our community.

The Road Safety Partnership will be providing a number of displays and activities including go karting and free bike checks, so please bring your bikes along.

Cllr Will Windsor-Clive, cabinet member responsible for community safety said, “Our fire station open days help us get some serious messages out there through a fantastic free day out for all the family. We want people to come along and have some fun while learning a few simple ways to stay safe.”

Stewart Edgar, chief fire officer for Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service said, “This event is an opportunity to visit our state of the art safety centre and your local fire station. You can also pick up some tips for staying safe and well.”

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