Ready, teddy: Go! for Hitchin fire station open day

Hitchin Fire Station is having an open day on Saturday.

Hitchin Fire Station is having an open day on Saturday. - Credit: Archant

Have you got your teddy bears ready for the Hitchin Fire Station Open Day this weekend?

The site on Newtons Way in the town is preparing to host it’s annual open day from 10am to 4pm tomorrow – which gives people the chance to visit the station and see teddy bears parachuting from an aerial ladder platform.

There are also the usual favourites such as squirting water from a fire hose, using cutting gear – as well as demonstrations of chip pan fires and other activities.

Watch commander Mark ‘Budge’ Burgess told the Comet: “Highlights for the day include a teddy bear parachute drop.

“People will also have the chance to have a go at using the equipment carried on the fire engines.

“You can even get ‘kitted-up’ and take part in a mini assault course!

“Our open day gives all members of the community we serve the opportunity to come down and see what exactly we do to keep you safe.

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“The event is open to everyone.

“Come and spend some time having fun in an exciting environment – and also getting some vital safety messages thrown in as well.”

Refreshments are available. And don’t forget to bring a teddy to this free event.

For more information visit the Herts County Council website and search Herts Fire Safety.