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Preston Fire Station open day a huge success

Posted on - 18th June, 2017 - 9:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Deepdale, Events, News

Why you should never put water on a chip pan fire – a firefighter demonstrates. Photo credit: John Gillmore

Preston Fire Station held their annual Open Day in which the public were invited to visit the station and take part in the numerous activities and events going on.

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The Open Day on Sunday (18 June) was a huge success with hundreds of visitors attending the event to see the firefighters carry out impressive demonstrations in the glorious sunshine.

There were lots of things going on for people of all ages to get involved with, making it a fun and exciting day out for families and friends.

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Some of the attractions included a bouncy castle, trampolines, a train and a rock climbing wall which kept the kids entertained all day.

There were a variety of stalls set up enabling the public to learn all about the different emergency service teams and what they do, such as fire and rescue, police, ambulance, and bay search and rescue teams.

A number of demonstrations were held by Lancashire Fire and Rescue on the day giving people the opportunity to witness first hand how crew members use their equipment, including a lesson in why you shouldn’t put water on a hot oil fire.

The North West Ambulance Service Choir also attended on the day and gave an amazing performance.

Preston Fire Station Open Day 2017. Photo credit: John Gillmore

The Open Day took place from 10am until 4pm, and proved to be an extremely popular event, with many families making the effort come along for a fun-filled day out, with plenty of learning too.

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