Pictures: Midhurst fire station opens its doors

Isla Newman, eleven months, adjusts her fathers Lee's helmet PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT ks1500423-7
Isla Newman, eleven months, adjusts her fathers Lee's helmet PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT ks1500423-7

The Midhurst community turned out in force to meet their firefighting heroes.

Dozens of people went along to the Midhurst fire station open day on Saturday.

Firefighter Mark Purves said: “We had a steady stream of parents and children all day and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

“We also had a few people come along who were interested in becoming a retained firefighter.

“They left their contact details with us, so that was really pleasing.”

Visitors were treated to displays and demonstrations by the Midhurst crew, as well as being shown around the station and fire engines.

Firefighter Oli Denis with William Hubbard, ten ks1500423-5

Firefighter Oli Denis with William Hubbard, ten ks1500423-5

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Enjoying the ride, Finley Simmons, three, with his brother Cooper, one, mother Amy and volunteer Robin Dobbs ks1500423-4

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Firefighter 'Mark Purves chatting to Tracy Benstead and Sam Burse about fire safety ks1500423-8

Firefighter 'Mark Purves chatting to Tracy Benstead and Sam Burse about fire safety ks1500423-8

Be part of it.

Watching the display ks1500423-9

Watching the display ks1500423-9

A demonstration of freeing a victim of a car crash from the vehicle ks1500423-3

A demonstration of freeing a victim of a car crash from the vehicle ks1500423-3

Volunteer Denis Armitage with twins Max and Olli Newman, 13 ks1500423-6

Volunteer Denis Armitage with twins Max and Olli Newman, 13 ks1500423-6

Kate Cheshire tries on a vintage helmet ks1500423-1

Kate Cheshire tries on a vintage helmet ks1500423-1