So, hose all coming along to our community safety day?

Firefighter Peter Gillan (left) and group manager Andrew Girrity, galashiels fire station commander get ready for saturday's community safety day.
Firefighter Peter Gillan (left) and group manager Andrew Girrity, galashiels fire station commander get ready for saturday's community safety day.

TIPS on how to cope with issues from house fires to flooding will be part of the community safety day at Galashiels fire station on Saturday.

The event, which will also be attended by Lothian and Borders Police, Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, will allow members of the public to find out more about the work being done by local emergency and public services.

Firefighters will also be demonstrating how they respond to road traffic collisions with a crashed car display.

A range of displays and demonstrations will take place throughout the day, including features on home fire safety, road safety, flooding and community safety issues.

Group manager Andrew Girrity from Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service said: “We really hope people from Galashiels and the surrounding areas will come along to the fire station for the community safety day.

“A number of partner agencies will also be there on the day and it gives people the opportunity to find out about the services we provide and what people can do to protect themselves from various risk factors – from house fires to flooding.

“Our open days usually provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to ask questions and meet some of the people working to keep the Scottish Borders a safe place to live, work and visit.”

The event runs from 11am to 3pm.