All aboard for fun rides at Heacham Fire Station open day and right, a youngster gets a chance to try fire-fighting skills. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

The doors of Heacham Fire Station were opened to the public on Saturday.

Visitors were able to take a look at some of the specialist equipment used by the retained crew and other crews from the county.

Representatives from Norfolk Fire Museum took two tenders to the open day including a former Heacham appliance.

There was also a display where visitors could see some of the cutting equipment used by crews and learn important safety messages. Heacham firefighter Chris Wood, who organised the event, said: “We want people to come and have fun but we also want people to have some educational input as well.”

There was also a mini fire engine for children to experience a real emergency and they were also able to use a water hose on a simulated shed fire. Money raised from the open day will go towards the Firefighters’ Charity and Norfolk Fire Museum.