Placing Maidenhead Fire Station at the ‘heart of the community’ was the key message at an open day held on Bank Holiday Monday.
Hundreds of people flocked to the town’s fire station, in Bridge Road, and got an up-close look of some of the daily challenges faced by firefighters.
Live demonstrations took place as firefighters showed the watching crowds how they would cut someone out of a car following a road traffic collision.
A realistic house fire rescue was also recreated while a hose, pump and ladder show was on display.
Top water safety advice was also dished out by Jess James, station manager at Caversham Road Fire Station.
Lincoln Ball, station commander at Maidenhead Fire Station, said: “We want to show people that the fire station is at the heart of the community.
“People are seeing where their tax money goes and at the same time we can get some really important safety messages out.”
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