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Join Hanley Firefighters for a Cuppa!

07/10/2011

Hanley Community Fire Station will be throwing opening its doors to the local community from 15th October and inviting people to come in for a chat and a cuppa.

"This is a great opportunity for us to give the public a real insight into the Fire Service."

Hanley Station Manager, Ian Read

The drop-in sessions will run on October 15th from 10am – 4pm, October 17th 10am – 12pm, October 20th 10am – 12pm and then 3pm to 7pm. Members of the local community are invited to pop into the station, meet the crew and have a tour of the brand new station.

Hanley Station Manager, Ian Read said: "We are holding the drop-in sessions because we want to get to know our local community as this is after all a Community Fire Station. If you want to come along to see the station, meet the crew or even just to have a chat and a cup of tea then feel free to come along to any of the drop-in sessions.

"This is a great opportunity for us to give the public a real insight into the Fire Service and for them to see all the different kinds of work we are involved in. It’s also a great way for us to raise awareness about the importance of fire safety in a fun and informal atmosphere."

Parking is only available for blue badge holders onsite, however additional parking can be found on nearby pay and display car parks.

Community and partner groups interested in booking the free facilities at Hanley, which seat up to 60 people, should email northerncommunityrooms@staffordshirefire.gov.uk or ring 01785 898760. Slots are available weekdays from 9am – 10pm and at weekends from 9am – 5pm. Organisations already booking the facilities include; NHS, Arch, Nakro and the Workers Education Association.