Chubb fire takes to the skies this summer

June 8, 2007


Following a most successful season last year when it was seen by over a million people, Chubb Fire’s distinctive extinguisher-shaped hot air balloon will be taking to the skies once again this summer to raise awareness of fire safety across the UK.

The balloon measures more than 120ft in height, has a capacity of 90,000 cubic feet and can carry two passengers and the pilot. This year Chubb Fire’s balloon pilot, John Albury will be taking the Extinguisher Balloon to the following events:

World Scout Jamboree, at Hylands Park (Essex)
Saturday 28th to Tuesday 31st July

Groombridge (Kent) Balloon Festival
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August

Bristol Balloon Festival
Thursday 9th - Sunday 12th August

Chatsworth (Derbyshire) Country Fair
Friday 31st August – Sunday 2nd September

Chester Fire and Rescue for the launch of Fire Awareness Week
Monday 3rd September

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue, Charity Day
Sunday 9th September

Suzanne Donovan, Chubb Fire’s Marketing and Communications Director said: “The Chubb balloon is instantly recognizable as fire extinguishers are an essential part and familiar sight in every workplace. Over the years it has become a familiar attraction at the best of the UK’s balloon festivals and it will be fun to spot the balloon up and down the country again this year.”