Fun for all the family at Woodford Green community safety day

Vivienne Speakman, five, and Lola Speakman, two, at Woodford fire station, which hosted a community

Vivienne Speakman, five, and Lola Speakman, two, at Woodford fire station, which hosted a community safety day - Credit: Archant

Police dogs, demonstrations and attractions for children were the highlights of an action-packed community safety day.

Vivienne Speakman, five, and Lola Speakman, two, at Woodford fire station, which hosted a community

Vivienne Speakman, five, and Lola Speakman, two, at Woodford fire station, which hosted a community safety day - Credit: Archant

Firefighters at Woodford fire station hosted the event on Saturday, which aimed to both educate and entertain families.

Activities included a demonstration of a casualty extraction at the site of an accident and an aerial appliance water tower demonstration.

Firefighters gave advice on how to prevent fires starting in the home and information on free smoke alarm fittings.

Officers from Redbridge police also joined in the fun at the station in Snakes Lane West, Woodford Green, bringing along furry friends from the dog unit.

Vivienne Speakman, five, and Lola Speakman, two, at Woodford fire station, which hosted a community

Vivienne Speakman, five, and Lola Speakman, two, at Woodford fire station, which hosted a community safety day - Credit: Archant

Youngsters enjoyed rides and a bouncy castle, while representatives from organisations such as the London Ambulance Service, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the air cadets met visitors to discuss their work.

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