PHOTOS: Weston Fire Station open day

PUBLISHED: 14:49 05 December 2018

Weston Fire Station Open Day.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Fire Station Open Day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Dozens of people learned more about Weston’s life-saving services at an open day at the weekend.

Weston Fire Station Open Day.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Fire Station Open Day. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Fire Station opened its doors to the public on Sunday, as town’s firefighters offered an insight into their work.

Children were given the chance to don protective equipment, get their hands on hoses and sit at the wheel of a fire engine, and firefighters delivered rescue demonstrations – including one which saw them complete a rescue from a car crash scene.

The fire service also showed 
off some of its high-tech equipment, including a turntable ladder.

Several other agencies were also in attendance to meet members of the public, including police and RNLI.

Weston Fire Station Open Day. USAR rescue dogs demo, Martin Tully with Buddy and Rachel King with Sally and helpers Summer and Sky.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Fire Station Open Day. USAR rescue dogs demo, Martin Tully with Buddy and Rachel King with Sally and helpers Summer and Sky. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

People were also able to get up close and personal with search and rescue dogs, which proved a star attraction.

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