Video: Southsea fire station open day

Picture: Jason Kay
Picture: Jason Kay
From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
 at the Southsea Village in Palmerston Road Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Southsea firefighters opened the station’s doors for their annual open day.

Around 500 people enjoyed activities, face painting and demonstrations from fire crews during the open day on Saturday, September 5.

Station manager Ian Jeffery said it was a great opportunity to bring local residents together and to promote fire safety in people’s homes.

He said: “It is primarily to promote fire safety in the home and we had a great attendance.

“We had a bouncy castle, live road traffic rescue demonstrations and rescues from the drill tower so there was lots going on.

“We also had a chip pan fire demonstration showing the dangers of leaving those on as we still have a few each year.

“It’s really good for the town and the station and helps build and a healthy, stronger and more sustainable community and gets the fire safety message across.

A total of £2,137.95p for the firefighters charity.

Video and pictures by Jason Kay