Cumbernauld Fire Station to be opened up for September open day event

Written by Scott Campbell.
Published at 15:13 BST on Friday 6th July 2012.

Strathclyde Fire and Rescue have announced that this September will see the doors of many Strathclyde fire stations opened up for public exhibition, in a one day, once a year open day event.

A statement on the Service’s website reads:  “Every year Strathclyde Fire & Rescue opens the doors of its fire stations and invites the public in to have a look around.

“These events give members of the public not only the chance to see the inside of a fully operational fire station, but to experience fire station life for themselves.”

To encourage fire safety, fire safety displays will be held throughout the day, including chip pan fire demonstrations, which are a major cause of household fires. 

Service crews will also be on hand to give fire safety advice and help visitors devise escape plans, should a blaze break out in their home.

A statement on the Strathclyde Fire and Rescue announced Cumbernauld’s open day date: “On Saturday 8th September, Cumbernauld Community Fire Station will open its doors to the public for this year's station open day.

In addition to demonstrations and open fire engines, larger fire stations have also joined forces with the Service’s community partners so there may also be Ambulance and Police personnel and vehicles on hand to make the event a true day out.

Cumbernauld Fire Stations open day will take place on Saturday 8th September and the open day will run from 10am until 3pm.