Fun for all at fire service’s Stevenage open day
- Credit: Picture: DANNY LOO
Young and old had a blast as Stevenage’s firefighters opened the doors at the weekend for an open day.
The free family-orientated event on Saturday at the fire and rescue service’s Longfield training centre, off Hitchin Road, featured the teddy bear parachute drop and more.
There were also fire demonstrations, an air ambulance, superheroes, a barbecue and bouncy castles.
The day raised funds to support people in the fire and rescue community when they are in need, with proceeds also donated to help children and families affected by genetic blindness.
New Stevenage football boss Dino Maamria had been set to come to the event with members of the first-team squad ahead of Saturday’s home game against Cambridge United, but due to unforeseen circumstances they had to stay away.
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Veteran goalkeeper and fan favourite Chris Day still popped in during the morning to join the fun, and happily presented Reqs the Fire Dog with a new tennis ball.
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