Bolton Central open day success

BOLTON Central’s latest open day was a huge success with families flocking to the station on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

Image shows visitors at Bolton Central open day along with vehicles and activities

Firefighters engaged with visitors about staying safe at home, on the roads and around open water, plus much more.

Younger visitors enjoyed watching rope and road traffic collision demonstrations, taking part in a firefighter experience, with the driving simulator in use to support ongoing work around the Safe Drive campaign, and a funfair.

The Fire Fighters Charity (TFFC) stall helped to boost funds for the charity which provides support to the fire service family. Approximately £700 was raised for TFFC as a result of the event.

Several partner agencies also attended the event, including Bolton Mountain Rescue, Salvation Army, North West 4x4 response, Bolton University, Army reservists, and St John’s Ambulance – who trained more than 800 people in first aid and CPR as part of their Save a Life campaign.

Station Manager Andy Hardman said: “Thank you to everyone who supported Bolton Central’s open day making it a huge success. Many more people are now more knowledgeable about staying safe in their homes and on our roads, about risks associated with open water in our city-region, and moorland fires.

“Also, a special thank you to Blue Watch who led on organising and delivering the event and to surrounding stations who helped out.”

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08/08/2022 11:50 AM