Doors Open Day at Central Fire Station in Aberdeen hailed a success

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The event last weekend was well attended and visitors got the chance to meet UK International Search and Rescue volunteer Garry Carrol and his search dog diesel

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Central Fire Station once again held its Doors Open Day for the public last weekend (12 September) and it turned out to be a very busy day, despite a turn in the weather after lunchtime.

The crews from Green Watch, Aberdeen, from all three city stations, put in a lot of effort to organise and contribute on the day.

Central's Station Manager Mike Cordiner, said: "Although the weather was poor and there was a big football match on, lots of people came along to find out a bit more about the Service and to let the children take part in the activities.

"We even had a number of happy Aberdeen supporters coming in after the game as they made their way home."

Attractions included modern appliances, the 1915 Dennis appliance with crew in period dress, funfair activities for the children, guided station tours as well as UK International Search and Rescue (UKISAR) volunteer Garry Carrol and his search dog diesel.

Station Manager Cordiner added: "It turned out to be a great day for those that came along. Watch Manager Dave Gordon and Green Watch did an excellent job in showcasing the Service and entertaining the public and my personal thanks goes out also to all the volunteers and helpers that gave up their own time."

There will be no rest for Green Watch, however, as they will be busy again this Saturday (19 September) with the Firefighters Charity's National Car Wash at Central Fire Station between 10am and 1pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and have their car washed by the crews and help the charity.

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