12:02pm Wednesday 7th August 2013
HUNDREDS of people enjoyed the sunshine at Milford Haven Fire Station open day on Saturday (August 3rd).
There was a chip pan fire safety demonstration, a rescue from the station tower and visitors were shown how fire fighters would tackle a blaze in a high rise building.
The crews also carried out two rescue simulations including a road accident with an overturned car, and a search and rescue exercise with Sparky, the service's specially trained dog.
Much needed funds were also raised for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Pembrokeshire County Commander Steve Bryant said: “It was great to welcome so many members of our communities to the fire station to see our appliances and equipment and learn more about how to stay safe from fires and other emergencies.
“The communities of Milford Haven can feel justifiably proud of their fire fighters and the service they provide.”
Speaking at the open day on Saturday, watch manager Andy Syme said: “We are here to stress the importance of fire safety and offer our services to go out to people’s homes.
“Events like this are hugely important for raising awareness in the community, which we are here to serve in any way we can.
“Today’s about showcasing the variety of skills the modern fire service is expected to offer, from extinguishing fires to cliff rescues, accidents and medical intervention.”
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