Photo: A photo of the aerial appliance demonstration from an open day at Southport Community Fire Station last year. Photo by Tony Thomas at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service.

With a day of activities for residents, visitors and especially families to enjoy, the open day will take place at the station on Manchester Road, on Saturday, August 22, from 11am to 4pm.

The event will include vehicles on display from all three emergency services including Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MF&RS) fire appliances, Merseyside Police vehicles and North West Ambulance Service vehicles.

There will also be a vintage fire appliance from the MF&RS Heritage and Education Centre in Bootle. A team from the Heritage and Education Centre will also be holding water hose games for children.

A rope rescue demonstration will be carried out by the MF&RS Search and Rescue Team and firefighters will also carry out ladder drills.

There will also be a demonstration with the MF&RS aerial appliance as well as demonstrations throughout the day on various equipment used by firefighters.

The MF&RS crash car trailer will also be on display and a team will be offering road safety advice.

There will be some free goodies given out on the day, as well as raffle prizes up for grabs, including cinema tickets, bowling tickets and restaurant meals.

Items from The Fire Fighters Charity will be on sale and there will be live music during the day.

Watch Manager Steve Pang, of Southport Community Fire Station, said: “This is a bigger event this year, which involves all the blue light services. It highlights how closely Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service works with the other emergency services.

“Events such as this are a great way for us to meet people in Southport by inviting them to come along, have some fun and see the work we do.

“There will be lots for families and people of all ages to enjoy this year and we are really looking forward to seeing people from across the community on the day.”

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