Family fun and fire safety at station open day in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:12 26 September 2016

James Kiff age 5

James Kiff age 5


Hatfield Fire Station held an open day to raise awareness of fire safety.

The open day was held on Saturday, September 17, with around 500 people showing up to take part in activities and learn fire safety tips.

There were rides for children, including a merry-go-round, and safety demonstrations from the Fire Safety Information Unit, which showed videos and offered free home fire safety checks.

Watch commander Chris Welsh said: “One thing we did was a chip pan demonstration. We left a chip pan on the stove and allowed it to catch fire to demonstrate the danger of putting water on it.

“We showed the equipment that we had. That’s always popular and an important part of it.

“We do a lot of community engagement and youth engagement.”

The water rescue unit was also there to demonstrate the station’s response to flooding, and firefighters from Potters Bar Fire Station came along to show visitors their new drone and flew it around.

The open day is usually held every year in September, and will take place again next year.

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