Families love open day at Sleaford fire station
The weather stayed largely fine for the activities on Sunday in aid of the Firefighters Charity.
Among those attending were Lincolnshire Police, LIVES first responders, the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance charity and British Red Cross emergency response.
Sleaford firefighter Daniel Cooper who organised the event said: “The open day went really well, and although we had allocated 726 tickets before the event, we were still able to accommodate more people who arrived on the day. Our visitors got to see demonstrations of how emergency services work at road traffic collisions and a rope rescue demonstration.
“We’re really grateful to LIVES, Lincolnshire Police, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and the British Red Cross for joining ourselves and East Midlands Ambulance Service on the day. A huge thank you also to Really Awesome Coffee who helped us out with the event too - we are hoping to hold the event again next year!”
The crews invited youngsters to bring in their teddies to be parachuted from the top of the aerial ladder platform.
Daniel added: “We also used the event to weigh the entries to our “Grow a tate, help a mate” potato-growing competition, that was won by James Blyth of Sleaford fire station. This competition has been running across the county raising funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.”
The challenge was to find which crew member could grow the most spuds from a single seed potato in a bucket.