Glorious sunshine shone down on Preston Fire and Ambulance Station for its annual open day event.Advertisement
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.
In full swing #preston Fire and Ambulance open day @blogpreston @Prestonphonebox @cllrtrevorhart demo by @UCLanParamedics call in until 4 pm pic.twitter.com/WGhBZtygNN
— John Gillmore (@Gillylancs) July 1, 2018
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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.”
Get yourselves down to #Preston fire station on Blackpool road for their family open day loads of stalls and entertainment for all plus the kids can sit in a fire engine . Today its being run by off duty firefighters as others work on various local fires around Lancashire pic.twitter.com/l8srMvwXlN
— Prestonphonebox (@Prestonphonebox) July 1, 2018
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