Shrewsbury Fire Station’s open day was one of “the best ever” with an entertaining line-up of eye catching activities for all the family.
Hundreds of visitors to Shrewsbury Fire HQ watched the speed in which a chip pan was engulfed in flames and saw how firefighters rescue both people and animals.
A series of demonstrations, drills and displays involving the wide range of fire appliances, including the aerial ladder platform, boats and bowsers, also entertained the crowds.
Volunteers from Midlands Cave Rescue and West Midlands Search and Rescue explained how they are called to emergency rescues. Street pastors, who protect vulnerable night club goers in the early hours, and motorcyclists from Blood Bikes who volunteer to transport urgently needed blood and plasma for lifesaving operations, were also at the open day to talk about their valuable work.
Blue Watch Manager Paul Gray said: “It was one of the best ever open days and crowds of people turned up throughout the day to watch the various displays. There was an amazing line up of activities to watch and the public got a real feel of what firefighters and volunteers do to save and protect people.
“We even had some super heroes thrown in to mingle with the crowds including Spiderman, Batman and The Joker.”
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