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Hanley fire station is set to host a family fun day

Firefighters in Hanley are inviting the community to an action packed family fun day at the city’s station. 

Crews will be carrying out dramatic demonstrations of people being freed from cars using specialist cutting equipment as well as rescuing Welephant from the top of the watch tower.

Appliances including the water tender, aerial ladder and pumps will be showcased at the popular annual event which will run from 10am-4pm on Saturday, July 13.

The Fire Fighters’ Charity and Approach, which supports older people with mental health problems, will set up bric-a-brac stalls.

There will also be a range of hot and cold refreshments, including a hog roast, games including ‘hook a duck’ and a mini fun fair to entertain youngsters.

The fun day is free to attend and will be held at Hanley Community Fire Station, Lower Bethesda Street. 

Hanley Station Manager Ian Broadhead said: "The fun day is always an extremely popular event and attracts families from all over the city. It is a great chance for local people to meet some of the frontline firefighters, as well as to have a look around the station and at the various appliances we use when attending emergency calls.  

"There will also be plenty to entertain visitors during the day, from a daring rooftop rescue to a mini fun fair and games. It is also an excellent opportunity to get some top tips about fire safety from the team."