Crowds turn out for Preston Circus Fire Station open day in Brighton

Posted On 22 Jul 2017 at 10:12 pm

Crowds flocked to Preston Circus Fire Station in Brighton for its open day today (Saturday 22 July).

The event was particularly popular with families – and parents and their children queued for a chance to sit in a fire engine.

Firefighters show off the aerial ladder platform, carrying out a rescue at the Preston Circus Fire Station open day

The event was officially opened by the mayor of Brighton and Hove Councillor Mo Marsh – just yards from a café called Moe’s at the Circus.

There were demonstrations including a flaming example of what happens if water is poured on a chip pan on fire.

Ben Bailey, the mayor of Brighton and Hove Councillor Mo Marsh and Tom Walby at the Preston Circus Fire Station open day

And one of the three aerial ladder platforms used by East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service was on hand to carry out a mock rescue.

Crew members from the fire station at Roedean, in Brighton, and from Hove joined the fun.

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