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Join Newcastle Firefighters for a Cuppa!

08/11/2011

Newcastle Community Fire Station will be throwing opening its doors to the local community from 9th November 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 and for them to see all the different kinds of work we are involved in."

Newcastle Station Manager, Andy Kinsman

The drop-in sessions will run on November 9th 5pm-7pm, November 10th 10am-12pm and November 12th 12pm-3pm. Members of the local community are invited to pop into the station, meet the crew and have a tour of the brand new station.

Newcastle Station Manager, Andy Kinsman said: "The drop-in sessions are our invitation to the local community to come along and see the station, meet the crew or even just to have a chat and a cup of tea.

"We will also have our appliances available to have a look around, including the fire engine, water rescue unit including the boat and rescue equipment, decontamination unit and the targeted response vehicle (TRV).

"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, which is accessed from the rear of the station on Silverdale Road.

Community and partner groups interested in booking the free facilities at Newcastle, which seat up to 60 people, should email northerncommunityrooms@staffordshirefire.gov.uk or ring 01785 898897. Slots are available weekdays from 9am – 10pm and at weekends from 9am – 5pm.