Farnworth Fire Station opened its doors to scores of people over the weekend.

The station held its annual open day and Station Manager Carl Haslam described the day as a success.

As well as famiy fun activities, including fairground rides, members of the public had a chance to meet their local firefighters and find out more about the work they do in the community.

They demonstrated their skills by staging a mock road traffic collision.

Members of Bolton Mountain Rescue were also at the open day.

The event raised more than £1,400 for The Fire Fighters Charity and Manchester Children’s Burns Camp.

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Mr Haslam said: “It was a very good turnout, I was surprised due to the weather - it was busy from start to finish.”

He pondered on if the event might have fostered the next generation of firefighters.

Carl said: “I hope so, there were plenty of youngsters sitting on the fire engines.”

He also spoke on the demonstration of the road traffic collision.

Carl said: “It was very popular. We fenced off an area, had a car and the crews responded to it as the watch manager narrated what was going on.

“We had a volunteer live casualty in the car, they cut him out and put him on a stretcher.”

He added: “It gives more people insight into what we do.”

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Carl spoke about the charities the open day raised money for, saying: “The Fire Fighters Charity is close to the hearts of the firefighters at the station, as it looks after us if we become injured.

“With Manchester Children’s Burns Camp who look after children that have been burnt, we do a lot of work with them.”

He continued: “A lot of our firefighters volunteer to take them on trips, it’s very successful.”

Carl finished by thanking the watch and the public for making the day what it was.

He said: “A lot of work went into this, I’d like to thank the watches and watch officers for pulling it together.

“They did the bulk of the work during the week. I’d also like to thank the people of Farnworth for getting behind us.”