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Bratwurst and bouncy castles in Beverley!

4 September 2014

It was family fun in the sun as Beverley Fire Station threw open its doors last week for its annual open day.

Bratwurst and bouncy castles in Beverley!

Throughout the day, staff from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service welcomed the public and put on various displays to highlight dangers in the home such as exploding aerosols and chip pan fire demonstrations. Firefighters also demonstrated their skills in some fire and casualty extraction drills. The Community Safety Team were also on hand to offer home safety advice and the importance of having smoke alarms in the home.

Fellow firefighters from Beverley’s twin town Lemgo had travelled from Germany to join the event as part of a long-standing close bond between the two stations. Their engine and authentic Bratwurst sausage stall went down a storm!

Soak the firefighter was a popular activity as public and crews mixed on the drill yard (pictured above) behind the station on New Walkergate In Beverley. Face painting, a bouncy castle and a fabulous barbecue and refreshments kept young and old alike entertained.

Shaun Harrison, Crew Manager at Beverley was delighted with the turn-out:

‘The event was bigger and better than previous years and it was great to see children getting inside the appliances during the day and seeing first-hand some of the equipment used.’