Chance for a behind the scenes look at the town’s fire station when doors are opened on Saturday

THINGS will be heating up in Bognor Regis when the town’s fire station opens its doors to visitors.

Firefighters in Bognor are looking forward to welcoming everyone to their open day on Saturday (August 24).

The special event, open from 10am to 4pm at the station on West Meads Drive, is an opportunity for people to get a rare peek behind the scenes of their local fire station, get a closer look at all the emergency appliances and chat informally to crews about a range of fire and road safety issues.

Dick Sargent, blue watch manager at the station who is organising the day, said: “Ordinarily, the only time people see their local fire crew is in an emergency situation, so this is a great way for people to find out more about the work we do and pick up some safety tips in a fun and informal environment.

“If we can combine some really important fire and road safety message and advice with exciting displays and fun activities, then we’ll be giving people a good day out and hopefully making our local community safety too.

“Everyone is welcome, so bring the family down!”

Firefighters will be joined by colleagues from South East Coast Ambulance Service, the Red Cross and Sussex Police. There will be plenty to see and do for the whole family, including: firefighting and rescue displays, a fire engine simulator, vintage fire appliances, RTC extrications, raffle and tombola, fire and road safety advice and plenty to eat and drink.

Admission is free but donations welcome any proceeds will be donated to the Firefighters Charity and other local charities.