Older people's day at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is giving older people the opportunity to see behind the scenes at the Service headquarters as part of Ageing Safely Week (Monday 29 September to Sunday 4 October).

The Service is once again supporting the campaign with firefighters across the county doing various activities specifically aimed at engaging with older people throughout the week.

The main event will be Older People’s Day on Wednesday 1 October where people aged 60 or over are invited to come and see what the Service has to offer, and pick up some vital safety messages.

Head of Prevention and Protection Keith Brooks said: “This is a great opportunity for us to engage with older people and make sure they take away some important fire safety advice and information. They can come along to our headquarters and have a great day finding out about what we do, having a tour of the building, and watching some dramatic live rescue demonstrations to name but a few things.

“People aged 60 and over are often still very active and live in their own homes. We offer a lot of help and support through our Home Safety Assessments to make sure they can continue doing this safely and this event is another way of us communicating that valuable information, but also an interesting and exciting opportunity for people to get an up close look at what we do.”

The event is being held at the Service Headquarters from 10am to 3pm and will include a chip pan fire and live rescue demonstration, vintage and modern fire engines on display, a tour of the HQ including the hi-tech training facilities and a complimentary lunch.

If you or an older family member would like to attend please register your interest by emailing events@cheshirefire.gov.uk or call 01606 868290.

Date published: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:39:21 GMT

Last updated: Tuesday 26 August 2014

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90-year-old Hilda Jackson at Cheshire Fire and Resuce Service Headquarters on Older People's Day 2014