The Harrogate Fire Station open day today (2 September 2012) proved to be a big success with the crowds turning out to support our local fire fighters.
The station through open its doors to the public today allowing people to see just what goes on behind the shutters of their Skipton Road base.
The rear training yard was filled with people for most of the afternoon, viewing their many high-tech appliances including the aerial ladder platform and the high volume pump unit.
There was also an opportunity to have a go with the fire hoses but the high-light of the event was the simulation of a road traffic accident with the removal of the roof of a vehicle, followed by the extrication of the driver (or one of the fire fighters playing the role).
The event was also attended by Andrew Jones MP who spoke to us of his respect for the work of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, a view whole heartedly endorsed by Harrogate-News who have watched the professionally of their work many times.