Fun for all the family as Peterborough firefighters open up station

Dogsthorpe Fire Station will throw open its doors to the community for a fun-filled family open day.

Interactive activities including a simulated 999 call out in a fire engine, experiencing what it is like to be in a smoke-filled house and using a hose to shoot out targets will take place at the event on Saturday, July 16, which runs from 11.30am until 3.30pm.

Spectators can watch firefighters carrying out a training exercise as well as learn what happens when you pour water on a hot chip pan fire in a live demonstration. 

Numerous fire engines, including vintage vehicles, will also fill the Peterborough fire station for visitors to look around and fun games, including dunk the firefighter, will also be running.

The event is free and suitable for all the family, with opportunities to learn about fire safety and dress up as a firefighter. Hot food and snacks will be on sale and any funds raised will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity and other local causes.

Firefighter Phil Gould, event organiser, said: “Last year was our first open day in a number of years and it went down a storm with the public. We hope this year just as many residents and families turn out to support the day.

“We’ve got lots of exciting activities planned for all the family that will hopefully give the community a better idea of what we do as firefighters as well as help them learn more about safety.”