This summer your local Firefighters are throwing open the doors of their Community Fire Stations this summer for their ‘Open Days’ and are inviting everyone from their local community to come along and see their appliances and learn about fire safety.
Here are the dates for this year's Community Fire Station Open Days.
Ampthill - Saturday 1 June, 12pm to 4pm Oliver Street, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2SA
Bedford - Saturday 20 July, 12pm to 4pm Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
Biggleswade - Saturday 31 August, 10am to 2pm Chestnut Avenue, Biggleswade, SG18 0LL
Biggleswade Engine Pull - Sunday 6 October, from 11.30am In and around Biggleswade
Dunstable - Saturday 17 August, 1pm to 5pm Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable, LU6 1AA
Harrold - Saturday 12 October, TBC
Kempston - Sunday 4 August, 12pm to 3.00pm Southfields Road, Kempston, Bedford, MK42 7NR
Leighton Buzzard - Saturday 7 September, 12pm to 3pm Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RT
Luton - Sunday 25 August, 12pm to 4pm Studley Road, Luton, LU3 1BB
Potton - Sunday 15 September, 11am to 3pm Bury Hill, Potton, SG19 2RS
Sandy - Sunday 8 September, 11am to 3pm Ivel Road, Sandy SG19 1AX
Shefford - Saturday 27 July, 12pm to 4pm Ivel Road, Shefford, SG17 5JU
Stopsley - Saturday 13 July, 12pm to 4pm Stopsley Way, Luton, LU2 9AD
Toddington - Saturday 6 July, 12pm to 3pm Dunstable Road, Toddington, Dunstable LU5 6DR
Woburn - Saturday 10 August, 12pm to 3pm George Street, Woburn, Milton Keynes MK17 9PX
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service fire stations are part of their local community and we want people to come along and get to know their local firefighters.
These Open Days are a great opportunity to learn more about how we as an organisation serve the public and for the public in turn to give us some vital feedback about what more we can do to help them.
During the Open Day we'll be collecting for the Firefighters' Charity. The Fire Fighters Charity provide support to Fire Fighters who are injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis.
We now call these our COMMUNITY fire stations because we want organisations and groups to make use of the meeting rooms when they are not occupied by our own staff.