Whittlesey Fire Service celebrates 50 years in the town at open day

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Old and new was the theme of the day as the Whittlesey Fire Service celebrated 50 years in the town on Saturday.

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

Hundreds flocked to the fire station to celebrate the history of the service as well as modern day life at the on-call station on Cemetery Road.

Festivities includes a bouncy castle for youngsters, a BBQ, ice cream, tombola and a ‘dunk the firefighter,’ which saw a member of the team plunged into a giant bucket of water.

Vintage fire engine Vivien was on display, as well as fire engineers from more recent eras, and a blue-light simulator – where videos of a call out are projected onto a screen – was also on offer to give the public an insight into life as a fire fighter.

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant

The station’s on-call firefighters also performed a drill and old uniforms, equipment and a 1932 diesel fire engine was on display.

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter

Whittlesey Fire Station's open day. PHOTO: Ian Carter - Credit: Archant


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