Chip pan blaze among Potters Bar fire station open day highlights

AN open day staged at Potters Bar fire station on Sunday has been hailed a success, after it raised more than �300 for charity.

Residents watched as firefighters cut up an old car, rescued a dummy from a smoke-filled tower and explained the dangers of using water to extinguish chip pan fires.

Potters Bar fire cadets also put on a display in the yard of the Mutton Lane station.

There were also a number of activities for children to enjoy, including a bouncy castle and face painting.

The event, which was attended by more than 300 people, raised a total of �316.93 for The Fire Fighters Charity, which supports crew members injured in the course of duty.

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Speaking to the Potters Bar Edition after the open day, station commander Trevor Brown said: “It was a very successful day, with a great turnout and lots of support from our local community.”

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