Ampthill Community Fire Station hosted their annual station Open Day on Saturday 1 June, 2019. Image: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Event included a chip pan fire demonstration

Ampthill Community Fire Station hosted their annual station Open Day on Saturday 1 June, 2019.

The sun was shining and those who attended enjoyed a whole host fun for all the family, including a chip pan fire demo, dunk a firefighter, blaze alley, splat a rat, and children and parents were able to take a look in the fire engines.

Bedfordshire Police as also in attendance and spoke to the public about road safety.

There was lots of cake and a raffle full of prizes.

Ampthill Watch Commander, Mark Fensome, said:

“It was an excellent day, with great dedication from all those who help to organise it. Thank you to all who came along and we hope to see old and new faces again next year.”

Visitor’s support and donations raised £2,000 which will be donated to the Fire Fighters charity.

The Fire Fighters Charity provides support and rehabilitation to fire service staff who suffer injury or mental health issues during and after their time in service.

Chip pan fire demonstration at Ampthill. Image: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service