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Thousand flock to Penistone open day

More than 1,000 people attended an open day in Penistone, after firefighters threw open the doors of the fire station to local people.

Activities included a bouncy castle, face painting, chip pan display and fire engine rides provided by the National Emergency Services Museum. The event also raised £983 for charity.

Watch Manager Toby Bulcock said, “The fire station is a large part of the local community so we wanted to invite local people to come along and find out a little more about how things work here at the station. There were plenty of activities for all the family to enjoy it was a really good day out. Our firefighters were also able to offer visitors important road and fire safety advice.”

Penistone is a part time station situated on the edge of the Peak District National Park with an area which covers a large amount of woodland and open moorland as well as numerous small villages.Penistone station covers the surrounding areas of Penistone, Thurgoland, Thurlstone, and Castle Green.

This content was last updated on July 27th, 2016