Firefighters’ day a success

Charlie Oxley-Baines in the fire engine
Charlie Oxley-Baines in the fire engine
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FIREFIGHTERS had a blazing day at the weekend when they held their annual open day – and raised more than £700 for charity.

The South Elmsall station, on Barnsley Road, hosted a family fun day on Saturday which was enjoyed by hundreds of people.

There was a BBQ, childrens entertainment and also Freddie the Fire Engine who was on hand to offer rides for the youngsters.

There was also zumba dancing and a football raffle.

Mark Faulkner, watch commander at South Elmsall said he was delighted with the high turnout.

He said: “It was a fantastic day and I am really grateful to everyone who came and supported the event.”

Cash raised from the event will be split between the Fire Fighters Charity and other local charities.

He said the day was not only about raising money for charity, but raising awareness of fire safety.

Along with the fun activities, there was also a demonstration of a chip fan fire and how dangerous they can be.