Families flock to Croydon fire station open day as part of 150th anniversary celebrations
FAMILIES flocked in their hundreds to Croydon fire station yesterday to celebrate 150 years of the London Fire Brigade.
The station opens its doors to welcome residents to meet the borough’s team and show the what the organisation does.
A specialist rescue unit, the fire investigation unit, fire cadets and one of the aerial appliances was in attendance, along with the Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service.
Daniel Foster, watch manager at Woodside station, said: “These events let the public that we serve come in and meet the crews and look at the brigades equipment.”We absolutely did not expect this many people to come. It just shows how vital all the emergency services are to have. This gives us the opportunity to introduce people and offer safety advice.”