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Nostalgia: Did you attend Ipswich fire station open day in 1984?

PUBLISHED: 14:10 09 July 2020

On parade at the Ipswich fire station open day in 1984 Picture: ARCHANT

On parade at the Ipswich fire station open day in 1984 Picture: ARCHANT

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Modern and past firefighting skills were on display back in 1984 when Ipswich fire station held an open day.

One of the demonstrations at the open day in 1984 Picture: ARCHANTOne of the demonstrations at the open day in 1984 Picture: ARCHANT

Crews invited the public along for some fun and to learn more about the work of the 999 service.

Volunteers and part-time firefighters put on a range of demonstrations to show how incidents would have been tackled in the past – with some nice retro uniforms and equipment on display – by communities, and also how such incidents are handled today by firefighters using the very latest kit.

There were plenty of activities for visitors to get involved in – with youngsters encouraged to have a go.

Static displays explained the work of the fire and rescue service, while there were also refreshments to enjoy.

Operating the system that feeds the water through the hoses Picture: ARCHANTOperating the system that feeds the water through the hoses Picture: ARCHANT

Did you go long to the Ipswich fire station open day in 1984? Tell us your memories – email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk

To order photos, visit www.eadt.co.uk/myphotos24, or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Using mulitple fire hoses on their training facilities they have at the station at the open day in 1984 Picture: ARCHANTUsing mulitple fire hoses on their training facilities they have at the station at the open day in 1984 Picture: ARCHANT

Do you remember going to the Ipswich Fire Station's open day in 1984? Picture: ARCHANTDo you remember going to the Ipswich Fire Station's open day in 1984? Picture: ARCHANT

Displaying the power of the fire hose which is the fire services go to resource for putting out fires Picture: ARCHANTDisplaying the power of the fire hose which is the fire services go to resource for putting out fires Picture: ARCHANT

Plenty of children watched on as Ipswich fire service held their open day Picture: ARCHANTPlenty of children watched on as Ipswich fire service held their open day Picture: ARCHANT

Turning back the clock as crews show how a fire was fought in days gone by Picture: ARCHANTTurning back the clock as crews show how a fire was fought in days gone by Picture: ARCHANT

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Getting some of the children involved with some of the activities at the open day Picture: ARCHANTGetting some of the children involved with some of the activities at the open day Picture: ARCHANT


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