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Shrewsbury Fire Station Open Day, 2016


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August 6th

It was a busy and fun day at Shrewsbury Fire Station Open Day on Saturday 6th. We were also lucky to have a nice sunny day!


Among the highlights of the demonstrations put on by officers from SFRS Blue Watch was how to deal with the chip pan fires, cutting a casualty out of a car, rescuing a distraught person from a tall building, visits to the Fire Control Centre, plus activities for children - a tour of a smokey inflatable house, hooking ducks from a 'pond', not to mention climbing into fire tenders and displays from Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes, Shrewsbury Street Pastors, West Midlands SAR and MCRO.


The MCRO display - getting ready for the days visitors


Visitors to the Open Day enjoying some of the displays (Picture: Ian Cooper)


Visitors asking questions at the MCRO display (Picture: Ian Cooper)


The MCRO display (Picture: Ian Cooper) A visitor trying out the rescue stretcher (Picture: Ian Cooper)


Hook-a-duck pond (Picture: Ian Cooper)

Colleagues from WMSAR showed onlookers the easy way to 'hook' ducks - they also demonstrated how to throw a line to someone in trouble in the water.