Jane McCulloch is the SFRS Crew Manager at Maybole and a firefighter with 27 years’ experience.
She said: “The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is looking forward to bringing together the community of Maybole at our Open Day. We have been working very hard to ensure that this event is both interesting and informative.
“We are confident that it will give the public a rare insight into the highly skilled rescue work that we perform in order to keep them safe.
“This is also a chance for the public to speak to us and find out all about the work that we do.”
She added: “We will also be saying a big public thank you to Jim Davidson for his time and commitment over the last 30 years.
“I would also like to thank the other emergency services, along with the coastguard and British Red Cross, as well as Maybole Community Council for their support.”
Mark Fletcher, chair of Maybole Community Council, said: “The Community Council has a very good relationship with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and we are always happy to support them and all of our emergency services wherever possible.
“The Open Day will be a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come together and find out how the emergency services operate, and say farewell to Jim Davidson who is a highly respected member of our community - I will certainly be attending.”