London Fire Brigade 150th Anniversary Bash

18 August 2016

London Fire Brigade will be staging its flagship 150th anniversary event this Saturday when it hosts the biggest family fun day in its history.

Supported by Securitas, Safe in the City is a free open air celebration of all the Brigade does and will see it take over Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park next to the Imperial War Museum in Lambeth for the day (11am -5pm).

Unmissable attractions include live rescue demonstrations,  displays of our latest emergency vehicles, kit and equipment, vintage fire engines and uniforms, historical re-enactments and the opportunity to meet firefighters and the Brigade’s ever popular fire investigation dogs.

The Brigade’s museum curators will be on hand to tell visitors what it was like to be a Victorian firefighter with hands-on exhibits of uniforms and equipment, while our 999 Control officers will offer people the chance to visit a ‘control centre’ and experience what it’s like to be a control officer.

A kid’s fun station and a youth firefighter challenge where 13-17-year-olds can take part in a firefighter assault course and dress in real fire gear, means there will be something on offer for all ages.

London Fire Commissioner Ron Dobson said: “This is a very special year for London Fire Brigade and Safe in the City is a chance for Londoners to see at first hand how our firefighters, control officers and support staff have kept the capital safe for the last 150 years."

“The event will celebrate all we do, and as well as showcasing the emergency response at the heart of  our service it is an opportunity to highlight the importance of our preventative fire safety work which has had such an impact in reducing fires to their lowest level since 1966.”

“Securitas are proud to be supporting the Brigade’s 150th Anniversary and take part in several events throughout the year, including the London New Year’s day parade. ‘Safe in the City’ the second event, is sure to be a fantastic day of learning and fun. We look forward to continuing our support of London Fire Brigade and helping to keep London, as well as the rest of the UK safe.” Shaun Kennedy Director of Specialist Protective Services

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