CHIP PAN fires and car crashes were some of the emergency demonstrations Stanmore fire fighters tackled at their open day.
Families and residents visited Stanmore Fire Station in Honeypot Lane for a day of activities and information last Saturday.
The crew displayed their skills by performing a staged car rescue and showing spectators how they would cut a trapped victim from a car.
They also demonstrated how to deal with a chip pan fire and offered free smoke alarms and fire safety checks for residents.
Station manager Brian Deans said: "We have been doing it for years, but the last one was two years ago."
Dipti Sodha, of Kenton Park Crescent, went to the open day with her children Rishil, five, and Ayush, three.She said: "It was fantastic and a really great experience.My son has not stopped talking about it since Saturday and it's good for him to learn these things."
The event was organised by the manager of the Red watch Barry Marsh.
Residents interested in having a free fire safety check call 08000 284428 for details.