Around 3000 members of the public visited Inverness Community Fire Station open day at the weekend – and children got the chance to learn CPR and how to skoosh a hose.
The event provided an opportunity to showcase the very best of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), including the dramatic rescue of a “casualty” from a height conducted by highly-skilled firefighters.
And over £7,000 was raised by the local community - with the amount being split between fire service charities and a number of local charities nominated by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service staff.
Families and young children were given the opportunity to check out the fire engines, play target practice with the hoses and enjoy a host of fun-filled activities from a climbing wall to a bouncy castle.
Local Senior Officer John MacDonald said: “We were completely overwhelmed by the number of people who came along to support our open day. It was fantastic to be able to welcome so many members of the local community into the station and I hope everyone enjoyed the day.
“On behalf of everyone at the fire service, I would like to say a huge thank you all those individuals and businesses who supported the event, along with all the members of the public who came along on the day.
“We are delighted to have raised so much money, all of which will go to extremely worthwhile causes.”