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Canterbury fire station opens its doors to Polish community.

The short article below is an official press release for the joint event organised by Kent Fire and Rescue Service with the help of Polish Educational Club in Kent. We all are quite excited about the event, should be good fun!

Members of the Polish community have been invited to Canterbury fire station this Saturday (19 November) for an open day aimed at engaging local people with the work of the fire service.


The event, organised by the Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) in partnership with the local Polish Educational Club takes place between 4-6pm and promises a live fire demonstration, informative displays, the opportunity to talk to firefighters and to even climb aboard a working fire engine. Entry is free and refreshments will be provided.

With accidental cooking fires still the main cause of fires in the home, visitors will be able to see the devastating effects of putting water on to a cooking oil fire, with a chip pan fire demonstration.

KFRS Risk Reduction Manager Mick Smith said: “We are looking forward to welcoming our Polish residents to Canterbury fire station. We hope to use this opportunity to further develop the relationship between the Polish community and KFRS. It looks set to be a great afternoon out for families with the chance for visitors to learn some vital fire safety tips.”

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Dr Agnieszka J. Gordon, Managing Director of Inspiral Enterprise and Chair of the Polish Educational Club in Kent, who has helped to make the event possible, said: “All of the people who are coming along are really looking forward to the afternoon, and are especially excited about the opportunity to see a fire engine up close. The children are hoping to ask the firefighters all about their work, and of course any safety messages are very welcome.”

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