Clare fire station celebrates 60 years

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A day of fun will mark the 60th anniversary of the the opening of Clare’s fire station.

The public is invited to Clare Country Park on Saturday, July 12 to celebrate 60 years since the Clare fire servi ce moved in to their current, purpose built premises in 1954.

Events run between 11am and 4pm, There will be fire demonstrations and a simulated road traffic scenario, vintage fire vehicle displays, a bouncy castle and a miniature train ride. Community Safety Officers will also be on hand to offer practical, hosehold safety advice on how to avoid fires, with three chip pan fire demonstrations.

There will then be further celebrations at the Clare fire station itself, where old and new firefighters will gather together from 6pm, with a special plaque being presented by Chief Fire Officer, Mark Hardingham.

The on call firefighters will be raising money for two charities, The Firefighters Charity and The Clare Christmas Lights Fund.

The Firefighters Charity provides services for serving and retired firefighters and their families, while the Clare Christmas Lights Fund, which the firefighters themselves chose to fund, was set up to raise money for the town’s Christmas illuminations.