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Two Norfolk fire stations to open up for Christmas

Norfolk County Council, 6 December 2022 00:00

This December two west Norfolk fire stations are throwing their doors open to welcome members of the public in for festive treats and to learn more about Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.
Fakenham Fire Station and King's Lynn North Fire Station will be welcoming visitors between 1pm and 5pm, with members of the public of all ages and invited to drop by between 1pm and 5pm on the following dates:

  • 10 December: Fakenham Fire Station, Norwich Road, Fakenham NR21 8BB
  • 17 December: King's Lynn North Fire Station, Kilham's Way, King's Lynn PE30 2HY

The open days will offer residents a chance to learn more about Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, with demonstrations by fire crews, a walk through of an Urban Search and Rescue exercise and exhibits from the Norfolk Fire Museum.

In addition, the open days will offer fun for the whole family and a change to find unique Christmas gifts, with other displays including:

  • Santa's grotto
  • Cakes stalls
  • Craft stalls
  • Hog Roast
  • Mulled wine and refreshments
  • A bouncy castle at King's Lynn North
  • Raffle and tombola

Throughout the open days, Norfolk's Fire Experience Unit will be on hand to answer any questions visitors have about fire safety, while younger visitors can learn more about the fire cadets, who provide young people with an exciting and unique opportunity to develop both personal and social skills by promoting self-discipline, teamwork and citizenship.

Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, Norfolk County Council's Cabinet Member for Communities and Partnerships, said: "We all regularly see fire crews on the road, blue lights flashing as they head towards an incident, but many people in Norfolk don't often get the chance to see what those crews do. These open days are a chance for everyone to come down and speak to the crews, see what they do, and to take some time for some Christmas cheer while they're there.

"I'd invite anyone who is interested in what the Fire Service does, or just curious about the life of a Fire Fighter, to come down and join us this December."

All proceeds raised by the open days will be shared between the Fire Fighters Charity (opens new window) and Andy's Man Club (opens new window), a men's suicide prevention charity.

Cllr Lesley Bambridge, Norfolk County Councillor for King's Lynn North and Central, said: "This is a great opportunity, not only to meet our amazing fire fighters, but to see their workplace and the equipment they use. I have, over the years, visited the Fire Station and have been impressed by the professionalism and dedication of the officers."

Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:44

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