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Residents had a great time at Woodford Fire Station open day

PUBLISHED: 16:43 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:54 15 September 2017

Alex Allan, 6, tries out being a firefighter. Picture: Catherine Davison

Alex Allan, 6, tries out being a firefighter. Picture: Catherine Davison

Catherine Davison

Budding young firefighters got the chance to try on equipment and slide down a pole at a fire station open day.

Isabella Palmer, 5, and big brother Charlie Palmer, 8, sliding down the fireman's pole. Picture: Catherine DavisonIsabella Palmer, 5, and big brother Charlie Palmer, 8, sliding down the fireman's pole. Picture: Catherine Davison

The Blue Watch at Woodford Fire Station, Snakes Lane West, Woodford Green, were on call to chat to residents and deliver demonstrations.

From bouncing on giant inflatables to sitting in a fire engine, residents had a great time.

“It was a well attended, successful day and a good opportunity for residents to see fire appliances close up, chat to firefighters about the work we do as well as meeting our emergency service partners,” said watch manager Graeme O’Hara.

“It was also a good time for us to deliver important safety messages such as the importance of having a working smoke alarm and an escape plan.

Sana Rai, back left, with husband Nadir Rai, back right, and their 5 year old twins Ibrahim and Wali. Picture: Catherine DavisonSana Rai, back left, with husband Nadir Rai, back right, and their 5 year old twins Ibrahim and Wali. Picture: Catherine Davison

“We had many people request a home fire safety visit which is free and can be arranged through any fire station or the London Fire Brigade website.”

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