Activities include chance to abseil from the fire station's training tower
Wimbledon fire station will be throwing open its doors on July 3 to host a free firefighting style birthday party marking 150 years of London Fire Brigade.
Everyone is invited to come along between 10.30am-4pm to meet the firefighters and enjoy a family day out.
The Wimbledon open day is one of 65 special open days across London to celebrate the Brigade’s 150th anniversary.
Children can meet real firefighters, as well as life-sized PLAYMOBIL ones, plus enjoy toys and activities.
Limited-edition London Fire Brigade versions of the PLAYMOBIL fire brigade sets have also been created for children to learn through play at home. Ten per cent of proceeds will be donated to the Brigade’s charities of choice.
Visitors will be treated to a series of drills by Red Watch firefighters, who will be showing off the wide range of skills and equipment they use to tackle different incidents. This will include simulating cutting casualties free from a road traffic collision and demonstrating their line rescue techniques.
For those with a sense of adventure there will be the opportunity to abseil from the fire station’s training tower.
Staff from London Fire Brigade’s 999 control team will also be on hand to explain how they deal with emergency calls and crews from London Ambulance Service will be giving a CPR demonstration.
Throughout the day, firefighters will be available to answer questions about life on a fire station and to pass on useful fire safety advice and information.
There will be plenty of activities to keep children and adults entertained, including the opportunity to see our fire engines and rescue equipment up close.
Goody bags will be available for children and refreshments will be provided throughout the day with a barbecue, BBQ, Mexican food and coffee all available.
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June 24, 2016