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Hundreds of residents flocked to a community open day at Southport Community Fire Station.
More than 600 people attended the event on Albert Road, where there were a range of activities for the family to enjoy.
Children had the opportunity to look around a vintage fire appliance from the MF&RS Heritage and Education Centre and also climbed on board one of the new fire appliances at the station.
They also had the opportunity to test their skills on the MF&RS Fire Fit climbing wall and take a tour of the new fire station.
A prize raffle was held and raised more than £400 for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Crash Car Trailer was also there, showing the
impact on a
vehicle following a road collision, to help highlight the Service’s road safety messages.
Firefighters also carried out demonstrations on the day, showing how fires in tall buildings are extinguished using the aerial appliance.
Refreshments were provided by the Salvation Army and partners including Merseyside Police and the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust were there providing information to the public on the day.
Watch Manager Steve Pang, who is based at Southport Community Fire Station, said: “It was a fantastic event. Lots of people turned up to enjoy the activities.
“We also had the opportunity to engage with people and offer advice around fire safety and road safety. Partners also offered help and advice to residents.
“Money was also raised for The Fire Fighters Charity on the day and we would like to thank everyone who attended for making the day a success.
“It is very important for us to meet people in the community and show them the range of work
firefighters do. We hope the people who turned out enjoyed the activities and went away more informed about the services provided by firefighters.”
Photos: Tony Thomas.
Watch Manager Steve Pang, on the far left, with the Salvation Army refreshments at the open day event in Southport.

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