Letterkenny Fire Station is hosting an open day today (Sunday 16 September) where the public are invited to come along, meet the crew, check out the range of fire engines and appliances and learn a bit more about staying safe from fire.

Kevin Boylan, Firefighter with Letterkenny Fire Brigade says that it is shaping up to be another great day explaining “almost 400 people turned up to our open day last year and we were delighted with the response and decided to hold another one this year.

“Not only will the public get a chance to meet our own crew, there will be other emergency services there including the Gardaí and the ambulance service.  We will also have a number of fire safety demonstrations including the chip pan demonstration unit, fire alarms as well as talks and advise on how best to stay safe.  We may even have a visit from ‘Fireman Sam’ always a popular choice with our youngest visitors and there will be lots of giveaways throughout the day.”

“It should be a great family day out and it would also be a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in joining the Fire Service to come along, see how we operate and have a chat with some of the crew” says Kevin.

The Open Day is being organised by the Donegal Fire Fighters Association in conjunction with Donegal Fire Service and is being held in lieu of the annual Car Wash event which could not be held this year for a number of reasons including the recent Hose Pipe Ban.  All proceeds will be going to Donegal Hospice.

The open day will take place this Sunday 16 September from 2 to 4pm in Letterkenny Fire Station and everyone is welcome.

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