Bletchley Fire Station open day proves a hit

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Bletchley Fire Station held an open day last weekend to offer local residents the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes.

The event was held on Saturday between 10am and 3pm and provided vital fire and road safety messages, as well as entertainment for the family.

Bletchley is currently the Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Fire Station of the Month.

The open day has not only benefited the general public, but also the Fire Fighters charity, which helps improve the quality of lives for serving retired fire fighters and their families.

To help raise money a variety of stalls and sideshows were set up, as well as attractions including funfair rides and refreshments.

Some of the challenges on the day included both adults and children being tested to see how fast they could get changed into fire fighters’ uniform.

The three vehicles based at Bletchley Fire Station – a rescue pump, a combined rescue pump and water tanker and the British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service motor caravan - were on display

Firefighters also gave a demonstration of the techniques used to release people trapped in vehicles, pictured.