Fun for all at Hitchin Fire Station open day
- Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN
Young and old alike enjoyed getting together with emergency service heroes in Hitchin at the weekend – with about £1,000 raised for good causes.
Hitchin Fire Station’s annual open day on Saturday was very well attended, with fire, police and Royal Army Medical Corps vehicles on hand – and the teddy bear parachute jump, which was as popular as ever.
Youngsters enjoyed trying on firefighters’ helmets and having a go with the firefighters’ cutting equipment, and there were the usual fairground rides, slides and more too.
An operational call at 9.30am meant the crews were out until 1.30pm – an hour and a half after the fun started – but Watch Commander Mark Burgess told the Comet that those left at the station in Newtons Way “held the fort admirably”.
Mark added that about £1,000 had been raised for the Fire Fighters Charity and mental health charity Mind.