North Earlham Fire Station open day is big success

Earlham Fire Station 10th anniversary open day. Dylan Bonnick, 10.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Earlham Fire Station 10th anniversary open day. Dylan Bonnick, 10.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

One of the city's fire stations celebrated a decade of saving lives - welcoming the public through its door.

Earlham Fire Station 10th anniversary open day. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Earlham Fire Station 10th anniversary open day. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

North Earlham Fire Station, on Ivy Road, greeted families, for a day of demonstrations, entertainment and family fun on Saturday.

Guests were treated to activities put on by organisations across the emergency services, with an appearance from the East Anglian Air Ambulance proving a particular hit.

Firefighters were on the scene to give families demonstrations of the many different ways they help to save lives every day, including rescue, search dog and road traffic collision demonstrations,

Alan Nicholls, station manager said: 'It was a fantastic day for everyone - the sun shone, the skies were clear and everybody had a really wonderful times.

Earlham Fire Station 10th anniversary open day. Kaychanel Miller, 4, and Alfie Grady, 4, with Norfol

Earlham Fire Station 10th anniversary open day. Kaychanel Miller, 4, and Alfie Grady, 4, with Norfolk Fire Museum volunteer Graham Eglen.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant


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'The demonstrations were great and the cherry on top of the cake was when the helicopter flew overhead during our road traffic collision demo.'

The station was celebrating its 10th anniversary, and Mr Nicholls said the event welcomed 'thousands, rather than hundreds' through the doors.

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He added: 'There is a realy sense of station pride here. Over our years we've probably been out to around 40,000 different emergencies and we couldn't be prouder of that.'

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