Halloween open evening taking place at Thame Fire Station

Residents are invited to a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween at Thame Fire Station’s open evening 5.30pm - 8pm on Tuesday 31 October.  

Firefighters from Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service will be playing some Halloween themed games and providing guided tours of the fire engines. There will be a pumpkin carving competition, raffle prizes and some trick or treat shenanigans.

Anyone wanting to enter the pumpkin carving competition should post a picture of their pumpkin on Thame Fire Station’s Facebook page. Full instructions are provided on the page.

Firefighters will judge entries and invite the ten shortlisted entrants to each bring their pumpkin to the open evening where the winner will be announced and awarded a special prize.

Firefighter Lisa Norgate-Barnes, from Thame Fire Station, said: “As on-call firefighters, we work and live in the local community, with the fire station a pivotal landmark in our town centre.

“This event is a great way for residents to find out more about what we do and for many to achieve an ambition, to sit in the cab of a fire engine. We hope it will be spookily exciting, with lots of fun and plenty of sweets for children and adults alike.

“Our spooktacular event is free but we are also raising funds for The Firefighters Charity. These events help support every member of the fire service by providing a broad range of health and wellbeing services.”

Notes to editors

Thame Fire Station is based on Nelson Street, OX9 2DP

Photograph: Thame firefighters from left to right are Dan O’Neill, Adam Sims, and Lisa Norgate-Barnes.


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