How the job’s done - and lots of fun!

Enjoying Todmorden Fire Station open day 2015
Enjoying Todmorden Fire Station open day 2015

Plenty of Todmorden people took the chance to find out how the job is done, and also had plenty of fun, at Todmorden Fire Station’s annual open day last Saturday.

Attractions include fire and rescue demonstrations, bouncy castle, stalls, a bikeability cycle track and food and drink, while visitors - and this was especially popular with younger ones - the chance to get their picture taken with mascot Blaze Bear.

Additionally, the Love Our Streets campaign team were at the open day to provide more information about the campaign as Calderdale Council rolls out its 20mph zones across the borough, with Todmorden’s due to be installed this October.

Proceeds from the event, which ran from late morning to late afternoon, go to The Firefighters Charity and the indications are that a bumper total was raised.

Todmorden Fire Station watch commander Geoff Shaw thanked all who has come along to support the event and all who had helped organise it.

“Finalised figures will follow but it looks like we raised in excess of £1,200.

“Thanks to all who attended and assisted - it was a brilliant effort everyone,” he said.