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Fire service open day cancelled as mark of respect to Queen


Sep 12, 2022

The fire service has called off an open day event following the death of the Queen.

Slade Park Fire Station, in Headington, has announced that it is calling off its open day event on Saturday, September 17.

A spokesperson for the station wrote on Facebook: “Following the sad news on the passing of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as a mark of respect to her long reign as Head of State, we would like to inform you that Slade Park Fire Station will not be holding our open day event.

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“As a uniformed service we will be following the protocols of the national period of mourning.”

Slade Park Fire Station is a 24-hour crewed and on call station.

A cadet unit also meets there on a Monday evening between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, in term time only.

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Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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