SANDWELL'S Safer 6 campaign will be launched with a free fun day at Haden Cross Community Fire Station tomorrow (Saturday).

Between 10am and 3pm, families can watch live rescue demonstrations, explore fire engines, enjoy food, music, singers and circus performers and try out the go kart and ‘beer goggles’ experience.

There will be rides for young children and a bouncy castle.

People can also find out about becoming a fire fighter.

A wide range of partner organisations, including charities and community groups, will be promoting their services and there will be free safety and crime prevention advice available too.

This will be the first of six roadshows across the borough throughout the six-week campaign, which aims to promote safety, crime prevention and healthy living.

Councillor Elaine Costigan, cabinet member for public health and protection, said: “This is about us all working together to give some extra reassurance and advice to our residents as the nights draw in and getting out and about in our towns and neighbourhoods so people know what help and support is available if they have a problem.”

Chief Superintendent Richard Baker, Sandwell Police commander and chair of the Safer Sandwell Partnership, said: “Our partner organisations work closely together day in, day out and we will be building on that during the Safer 6 campaign to help make sure our communities feel safe and protected in their homes and neighbourhoods.”

Councillor John Edwards, chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority, said: “West Midlands Fire Service is proud to be supporting the Safer 6 campaign again this year. I would invite everyone to come along to our fun day to enjoy the entertainment while at the same time learning potentially life-saving safety advice.”