Residents had a great time at Woodford Fire Station open day
PUBLISHED: 16:43 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:54 15 September 2017
Budding young firefighters got the chance to try on equipment and slide down a pole at a fire station open day.
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.
Woodford Fire Station
Emilia Papantoniou 3, slides down the inflatable castle at Woodford Fire Station. Picture: Catherine Davison
Deeya, 10 sits in a fire engine at Woodford Fire Station. Picture: Catherine Davison
Twins Jayda Lawal, front, and Aaliyah Lawal, both 4, ride on the carousel at Woodford Fire Station. Picture: Catherine Davison
Pc Harvey David, Jamie Smakaj, 8, and Pc Mark Rowe. Picture: Catherine Davison
Ava Brandman, 6, and Emelia Brandman, 4, try on police gear. Picture: Catherine Davison
Sana Rai, back left, with husband Nadir Rai, back right, and their 5 year old twins Ibrahim and Wali. Picture: Catherine Davison
Isabella Palmer, 5, and big brother Charlie Palmer, 8, sliding down the fireman's pole. Picture: Catherine Davison
Alex Allan, 6, tries out being a firefighter. Picture: Catherine Davison
Theodore Sivajoti, 1, rides a police motorcycle at Woodford Fire Station. Picture: Catherine Davison
A firefighter shows how high the fire engine's ladder can go. Picture: Catherine Davison
Sebastian Limon, 5, left, and brother Gabriel Limon, 7, explore the back of a fire truck at Woodford Fire Station. Picture: Catherine Davison
“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.
“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.”