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Glorious sunshine for Preston Fire Station open day

Posted on - 1st July, 2018 - 11:31am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Deepdale, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Busy down at the fire station open day Photo credit: John Gillmore

Glorious sunshine shone down on Preston Fire and Ambulance Station for its annual open day event.

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Families were invited to attend the free fun day out which took place at the station on Blackpool Road.

As one of Preston’s most popular events, Prestonians had the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, with the open day taking place on Sunday 1 July.

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Temperatures soared to the high twenties, enabling everyone to enjoy the day even more.

You could catch crews in action as a range of demonstrations took place on the day, including what happens when a chip pan catches fire.

Families had the opportunity to see inside a fire engine and Northwest Ambulance Service also had a range of vehicles at the event.

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All funds raised on the day were for The Firefighters Charity and Little Teds Room.

BBC Radio Lancashire’s John Gillmore attended the event. He said: “I have been involved in the open day since day one and this year although scaled back because of the moorland fires, a lot of demos still took place including the popular hot oil demonstration.

“Again, the people of Preston turned out to support the fire fighters charity.”

Did you attend Preston Fire Station open day? How did you make the most of the sunshine? Let us know in the comments below

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