Hundreds enjoy open day at Saffron Walden Fire Station

George Bowers, Mark Webb, Mark Curtis and Kevin Jenner with the demo car showing how a roof fold, dash roll and side removal have been done

George Bowers, Mark Webb, Mark Curtis and Kevin Jenner with the demo car showing how a roof fold, dash roll and side removal have been done

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More than 200 people enjoyed attractions, demonstrations and information at the Saffron Walden Fire Station Open Day on Saturday (August 6).

Fire officers from the Saffron Walden crew were joined by members of Essex Police, St John Ambulance, the RNLI and the county’s road traffic collision reduction team, who spoke to visitors throughout the day.

A chip pan fire demonstration was put on by the town’s fire crew, and children were able to explore the station and have their pictures taken in the engines.

Children also enjoyed a bouncy castle, and had the opportunity to throw wet sponges at a willing crew member in the stocks.

Paul Curtis, station officer, said: “It was a good turnout and it was great to have the representation from other emergency services and agencies at the day.

“The weather was very nice and we were really pleased with how it went. We were able to get lots of good information across to people, particularly about kitchen safety with the chip pan demonstration.”

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