Crew members and supporters attended an open day at Heacham Fire Station.

Outwell fire station has seen a dramatic increase in applications from potential retained firefighters.

Watch manager, Glen Gates said he thought the interest had been the result of a successful advertising campaign.

The station has been identified as being under threat of closure due to cost cutting.

But Mr Gates said the team was carrying on regardless.

“We have had numerous applications to work at the station,” he said.

“It has been difficult for the station for the last 18 months but things are picking up.

“Adverts are now on social media and parish magazines and people are finding out there is actually a station in Outwell.”

The station has also recently gained a crew manager who also oversees Downham Market’s station.

Outwell and Heacham stations have both been named by Norfolk County Council as facing closure in a bid to cut costs at County Hall.

Mr Gates said there was a petition to save the station, which has received around 300 signatures.

“People do not want to lose it,” he said.

Meanwhile, around 100 people attended an open day  at Heacham  as part of the ongoing campaign to save its village fire station.

There was the chance to meet crew members and sign a petition launched to save it.

Campaigners have posted  details on a Facebook page of a meeting on Monday, February 22, when the county budget will be finalised.

Campaigners have urged people to make their views known in a bid to save the station.