Now’s your chance to take a peek inside a fire engine, find out exactly what a firefighter’s job involves, try on the uniform and get the lowdown on fire safety as NLDCS has arranged a family visit to Mill Hill fire station – details below.
Where: Meeting point is outside Mill Hill Library in Hartley Avenue, NW7 2HX (directly opposite the fire station)
When: 1.45pm prompt, Sunday 29th April
Age: Families with children aged 3+, though younger ones are welcome.
Duration: 2 hours
Transport: Parking in surrounding streets; Mill Hill Broadway station is a 5 min walk
Cost: Free but you must book a place.
How to book: It’s vital to book in advance, as numbers are limited and we won’t be able to include extra people on the day.
Please email Kam Makram, email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 23rd April with the following information:
- Full name and mobile number of parents/carers who will be attending
- Name(s) of child(ren) their age(s), whether they’re deaf or hearing, and their communication needs
- As with all our events, this is only open to member families.
- Your children remain your responsibility throughout the event and you must stay with them at all times.
- Remember to book within the 23rd April deadline as we need to confirm numbers.
- If you can’t make it on the day, please let us know.
- If the weather’s good, we’ll be going to the local park afterwards, so do bring some snacks.
- We’ll contact you on the day if plans change due to the firefighters being called out on a job.
Smoke alarm fittings – Do you know that you can request additional free safety devices to be fitted at home if you have a deaf member of the family?
The Mill Hill station can arrange for visiting families with deaf children to have smoke alarms fitted that use vibrating pads or flashing lights to alert people to danger.
Details of families attending who don’t live in the borough of Barnet will be passed on to their local fire station so that a fitting can be arranged.
Anyone living in London can book a fire safety visit from the London Fire Brigade
via https://www.london-fire.gov.uk/safety/the-home/home-fire-safety-visits/. A special alarm can be brought if you let them know a deaf person lives with you.