Two smiling children in a fire engine wearing firefighter helmets

The public are invited to come and get to know their local fire service and take part in a range of activities

Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service (WFRS) is excited to announce a series of open days taking place at fire stations over the coming weeks. 

These events are open to all and are a great opportunity to meet local firefighters, learn more about the fire & rescue service and take part in fun family activities. 

The dates and locations of the open days are as follows: 

  • Southam Fire Station: 6 August, 10am – 4pm 

  • Leamington Fire Station: 13 August, 10am – 4pm 

  • Kenilworth Fire Station: 20 August, 10am – 4pm 

  • Nuneaton Fire Station: 3 September, 10am – 4pm 

  • Polesworth Fire Station: 10 September, 10am – 3pm 

The first open day, which takes place at Southam Fire Station on Saturday 6 August, offers attractions including a bouncy castle, ice creams, a BBQ, face painting and a raffle. Members of WFRS will be present with fire engines, alongside representatives and vehicles from the police and ambulance service. 

Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Fire Fighters Charity, an organisation that ‘supports the mental, physical and social needs of all retired and serving members of the UK’s fire family’. Funds raised will also be donated to local charities in Southam. 

Further details regarding some of the upcoming open days are still to be released and will be shared via the local fire station’s Facebook pages as they are confirmed. 

These open days also offer another opportunity for the public to have their say on the WFRS draft strategy for Prevention, Protection and Response 2022-2027. And with applications now open for wholetime firefighters in Warwickshire, those looking to apply for the position will be able to speak to team members for insights and advice into the role and recruitment process. 

Councillor Andy Crump, Portfolio Holder for Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service, said: 

“We’re delighted to be in a position where we can once again welcome members of the public to come and spend time at our local fire stations. It’s a great day out for the family, and it gives us the opportunity to make those all-important links with the communities we’re serving. The better we know our communities, the better we can protect them.” 

Published: 4th August 2022