Surrey Fire and Rescue Service will be opening its doors to the public at its Reigate HQ on Saturday 1 July 2017.
The Croydon Road site will be offering a range of activities during the day which runs 10am – 4pm.
There’ll be chance to meet firefighters, and see a wide range of equipment, including old and new fire engines, boats, water carriers and a horse.
Activities for children will include fire engine rides, hose-squirting, bouncy castles, mini fire engines, face painting, colouring, giveaways and fairground rides.
Live entertainment will be on offer from a local children’s steel pan band and radio broadcast.
Food and drink options will include a hog roast, ice creams, sweet stall, a hot food stand – and a picnic area.
Demonstrations will cover how the service deals with road traffic collisions, a fire service dog in action, and how to carry out CPR.
Visitors will be able to find out what it’s like to be a firefighter in a smoke-filled room, and to test their driving skills using a brake reaction test and “beer glasses”.
As well as the fire station, the workshops and museum will be available to visit.
Vital fire safety advice will be available, along with information stands from other services such as Surrey Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service.
Fire service merchandise and balloons will be on sale.
There will be no parking on site, except for some limited blue badge spaces.
A series of open days are being held across the county by Surrey Fire and Rescue Service.
Surrey County Council webpage for this and other fire station events