Tarporley Fire Station to hold its first ever virtual open day

Tarporley Fire StationTarporley residents can find out about the lifesaving work of their local firefighters this weekend – without leaving the comfort of their own homes.

The first virtual open day in Tarporley Fire Station’s history will be held on Sunday 20 September.

From 11am to 3pm, there will be a wide range of informative and fun things for members of the community to enjoy via the Tarporley Fire Station Facebook and Twitter accounts, including:

  • An introduction from Watch Manager Dave Windsor

  • Features on Tarporley’s fire stations past and present

  • A tour around Tarporley’s fire engine

  • A video about being an on-call firefighter

  • A view from Tarporley’s training tower

  • A video about The Fire Fighters Charity and the work that it does

  • A chip pan safety video.

Station Manager Paul Watts said: “We hold an open day every year, and we are not going to let the coronavirus pandemic halt that tradition.

"The current restrictions prevent us from holding an open day in its usual form, so we have organised our first ever virtual open day to safely show Tarporley residents the work that we do and the equipment we use.

“There will be a range of videos and other informative and fun things for people to enjoy via social media from the comfort of their own homes.

“So please go online https://www.facebook.com/TarporleyFS or https://twitter.com/TarporleyFS between 11am and 3pm this Sunday.

“You will learn a lot about the life of a firefighter and the roles that our crews play in serving the community, and you will also pick up some vital safety messages to keep you and your family safe.”

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