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Crowds ‘blown away’ at Woburn Fire Station open day

Not even the gale force winds this weekend could stop crowds attending Woburn Fire Station open day.

Whilst the winds were roaring, the public still showed their support for Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) on Saturday (10 August). Alongside food stalls and refreshments, Woburn provided lots of activities including ‘dunk the firefighter’, children’s hose reel challenge and a look inside the big red fire engine. There was also plenty of opportunity for the community to learn more about the station and its firefighters.

Woburn Crew Commander, Josh Matthews said: "We had a great time at our annual open day. It was wonderful to see so many people still turn up despite the extreme weather conditions. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!

“With generous donations from the public, we managed to raise an overwhelming £2,880 for the Fire Fighters Charity. This money will go directly towards supporting UK firefighters and fire service personnel in need, so a huge thank-you to everyone for their support."

If are interested in joining BFRS as a wholetime or on-call firefighter, working in Fire Control taking 999 calls or as a fire cadet, please look on the recruitment section of this website.

If you missed Woburn’s open day event, the next BFRS open day is scheduled at Dunstable Fire Station on Saturday 17 August, between 1 and 5pm. For more information, please click here.