Fun for all at Hitchin Fire Station open day

Thomas Dabrowski, five, at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Thomas Dabrowski, five, at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - 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.

Mathew and Oscar Malone, two, at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Mathew and Oscar Malone, two, at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

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.

A police car at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

A police car at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

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.

Visitors to the Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Visitors to the Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Finley Goodliffe, three, has a go with the cutting equipment at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Pictu

Finley Goodliffe, three, has a go with the cutting equipment at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Thomas Pope, eight, has a go with the cutting equipment at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: C

Thomas Pope, eight, has a go with the cutting equipment at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Joel Baines, two, sits in his grandad David Tinney's lap in an ambulance at Hitchin Fire Station Ope

Joel Baines, two, sits in his grandad David Tinney's lap in an ambulance at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Cameron Cox, five, sits in a police car at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GR

Cameron Cox, five, sits in a police car at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Visitors enjoy the Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Visitors enjoy the Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN

Billy Wells, two, sits in a fire engine at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GR

Billy Wells, two, sits in a fire engine at Hitchin Fire Station Open Day. Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN - Credit: Picture: CALLUM ALLCOCK-GREEN


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