Emergency services came together to show how they interact behind the scenes at Ealing Fire Station ’s open day.

The event welcomed more than 500 people to the station in the Uxbridge Road on July 12 and raised over £400 for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Free fire safety advice was offered and there were information stalls from the Metropolitan Police , Catalyst Housing who run homes for the elderly in the borough and the London Ambulance Service (LAS), who were taking people’s blood pressures.

A face painter was available for children, families enjoyed a ‘soak the fire fighter’ activity, there was a road traffic accident drill where someone was cut out of a car and a hot fat fire demonstration, showing what happens when you drop water on a chip pan.

Free smoke alarms were also offered to residents.

 

Fire fighter Laura Noble said: “The day was to let members of the public come down and see what we do, how we interact with other agencies, make a bit of money and have some fun.”