PICTURES: Open day at Worksop Fire Station

Worksop Fire Station open day, pictured is Amelia White, four
Worksop Fire Station open day, pictured is Amelia White, four

Curious families got a first-hand look at Worksop Fire Station after firefighters opened up the doors of the Eastgate site for a public open day.

The event saw residents gather to have a look around the station and enjoy a BBQ and stalls, as well as a number of operational demonstrations including a road traffic collision and a rope rescue from a great height.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service staff were also on hand to offer free fire safety advice and answer any questions people had.

Children were kept entertained by Dexter, the service’s Fire Investigation dog, and a range of historic firefighting equipment from The Fire Service Preservation Society.

Worksop crew manager Gavin Leversidge, who organised the event, said he was “really pleased” with the open day.

He added: “Despite the weather being quite poor at times, there was still a good turn out and we all really enjoyed it.

“It’s really good to be able to speak to people from the community, and these events give us a perfect opportunity to do that.

“We also managed to raise around £500 for The Firefighters Charity which is a fantastic amount, and I’d like to say a big thanks to everybody who came and donated.”