Fire fighters of the future try out kit at Peterborough fire station open day

Open day at Dogsthorpe Fire Station.  Firefighter  Jason Lindley with  Joanne and Raphael Barker (3) EMN-150718-185220009
Open day at Dogsthorpe Fire Station. Firefighter Jason Lindley with Joanne and Raphael Barker (3) EMN-150718-185220009
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Children got the chance to pretend to be a fire fighter for an afternoon at an open day at Dogsthorpe Fire Station.

Hundreds of people turned out to for the spectacular event on Saturday, as crews gave demonstrations and tours of the site.

Youngsters were able to try on a fire fighter’s helmet, and sit in a fire truck, while Mayor of Peterborough cllr John Peach got a birds eye view of the station on top of a turn table ladder.

Dogsthorpe Station Commander Carl Pardon said: “Thank you to everyone that came along to our open day. Everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves which was fantastic. Thank you to all that supported us in making the event such a success. I would also like to thank Spartan, East of England Ambulance, also The Vivien Trust and Tony’s Ices for supporting the event.”