HUNDREDS of residents descended on Bracknell Fire Station this week for their annual open day.

Firefighters held a series of demonstrations during the event, including a rescue from the training tower.

As well as members from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, a range of groups and charities were in attendance.

Nearly £1,000 was raised for The Fire Fighters Charity and members of the council were raising awareness for foster caring.

Guests also had the chance to see how the emergency services respond to road traffic collisions and a demonstration of why you should never put water on hot oil.

Chris Sawkins, watch manager at Bracknell Fire Station said: “We hosted upwards of 1,000 people from Bracknell and surrounding areas and would very much like to thank them all for their continued support.

“We also had the search and rescue team attend with their very well behaved dogs, South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) who continued their fantastic work from the World Restart A Heart Day last week by teaching members of the public how to carry out lifesaving CPR, and representatives from Bracknell Forest Council who were raising awareness about foster caring.”

“There was food and drink available throughout the day on site and we raised £985.51 for The Fire Fighters Charity through donations and the sale of children’s fire helmets.”

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