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Families enjoy fun day with serious message at South Shields fire station

Dave Shaw from the hazardous area response team with son Oscar.
Dave Shaw from the hazardous area response team with son Oscar.

A family fun day aimed at promoting a life saving message of the dangers of fire has proved a hit with visitors.

South Shields fire station, in John Reid Road, opened its doors to its bi-annual fun day.

The event aims to promote the work of the fire service as well as raise awareness of fire safety. Throughout the day demonstrations were given by firefighters to showcase some of the rescue skills used by crews.

During the day visitors were also given the opportunity to register for home fire safety checks.