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Cambridge fire station welcomes visitors for Open Cambridge

Cambridge fire station welcomed visitors to the station as part of Open Cambridge on Friday September 10.

The city’s fire station, on Parkside Place, took part in the longstanding event along with many other venues across the city

Due to precautions taken in response to the pandemic, the station itself remained closed, but the fire engines were parked outside and staff were on-hand to welcome visitors.

During the event, members of the public could meet firefighters, look around the fire engines and learn more about the equipment used to save lives. Colleagues were also on hand to talk to residents about fire, water and road safety as well as answering any questions about careers within the Service. A highlight of the event was also the addition of storytime with Community Safety Coordinator, Odette Tattersall. Odette held a regular storytime throughout the day, which featured Cambridgeshire’s firefighting dragon, Jet, and had children gripped throughout.

The fire station will be taking part again on Friday September 17, from 10am until 4pm.

Station Commander for Cambridge Fire Station, Ed Miller commented: “The Open Cambridge event offers a fantastic opportunity for the whole community and visitors alike explore Cambridge.

"We know it looks a little different this year, but we’re delighted to be able to support the event, and it was great to welcome so many people to the station for the first time in a long time”

“We look forward to welcoming residents again this week – on Friday September 17, where will have our fire engines out once again along with plenty of safety and careers advice.”

While the station itself is still closed to visitors, a video of the inside has been put together for the occasion. Led by firefighters Tom and Lenny from Cambridge Blue Watch, the video gives a tour of the station and shows a little bit more about what the crews do behind the scenes, as they explain some of their most-used equipment. You can watch the video on the Service’s Facebook page -

The team also put together some new videos on the Service’s TikTok account for the event – search #OpenCambridge or follow @cambsfrs.