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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Drop in Sessions at New Community Station

05/04/11

The newly built Uttoxeter Community Fire Station will throw its doors open to the public for the first time next week.

“At the drop in sessions visitors will be able to look around the station, have a drink and a chat with the firefighters and find out more about what we do and what facilities are on offer for them to use.”

Assistant Area Commander for East Staffordshire, Pete Jones.

Drop in sessions for the community are being held on Friday 15 April from 10am to 1pm, Saturday 16 April from 1pm to 4pm, Tuesday 19 April from 3pm to 6pm and Wednesday 20 April from 3pm to 6pm. No booking is required and people who come along will get a tour of the new station and will have the opportunity to find out more about the fire and rescue service.

Firefighters have been operating from the new station since February, however construction to the front of the station has been ongoing and is due to be completed this Friday.

Assistant Area Commander for East Staffordshire, Pete Jones said: “The firefighters have settled into the station and we now look forward to welcoming in the community and showing them the new facilities. We’re really pleased with the new building and we hope they will be as impressed as we are.

“At the drop in sessions visitors will be able to look around the station, have a drink and a chat with the firefighters and find out more about what we do and what facilities are on offer for them to use.”

Parking for the sessions is extremely limited with availability for blue badge holders only and so visitors are urged to walk or park on alternative car parks.
Three community fire stations have already opened in Rising Brook, Sandyford and Tamworth Belgrave. All three are proving extremely popular with the local community, the new station at Tamworth attracted 2000 people in its first four days of opening. A number of schools, community groups and partners have now got regular booking slots at all of the stations.