Public can go behind the scenes as firefighters hold open day

FROM TikTok stars to taekwondo — Rotherham firefighters are hosting their first open day for more than three years this weekend.

Firefighters on blue watch — who have become famous around the globe after clocking up millions of views on social network TikTok — are set to give the public a chance to peek behind the scenes at Rotherham fire station’s open day.

The open day will include a road traffic collision demonstration, a selection of fire service vehicles, and the opportunity to soak a firefighter for charity.

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Classic cars, taekwondo demonstrations, a DJ, food stalls, birds of prey, and vintage emergency vehicles will also be among the entertainment on offer.

Watch manager Adam Dilkes said: “We’re really excited to be opening our doors and welcoming residents to take a closer look at what we do.

“The pandemic meant we had to temporarily put a halt to events like this, but we honestly cannot wait to show off our skills once more and meet some of the local people we serve with such pride.”

The free event at the fire station on Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood, runs from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, October 29.