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Bromley fire station opens its doors for birthday celebrations

PUBLISHED: 15:19 13 June 2016

A special event is being held to mark London Fire Brigade's 150th birthday

A special event is being held to mark London Fire Brigade's 150th birthday

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People of all ages will be able to take part in a range of activities

Bromley Fire Station is opening its doors to the public as The London Fire Brigade celebrates its 150th birthday.

Residents will be able to take part in a variety of activities enabling them to learn about the secrets and history of firefighting.

Vintage fire-fighting equipment will be displayed alongside the brigade’s current fleet, and the older vehicles will be available to sit in as part of the interactive exhibition.

The event will showcase the different skills and talents of firefighters and specialised crews, with fire safety teams on hand to provide guidance on what to do in case of a fire.

Crews will give visitors a chance to try their hand on the firefighting water jets, while a special guest, fire investigation dog Sherlock, is set to make an appearance.

There will also be a face-painting corner and goodie bags up for grabs for younger visitors.

Open days are being held across the capital to mark the 150th anniversary, with children’s toy firm Playmobil helping to organise the events.

Children large and small will be able to meet real firefighters and life-sized Playmobil ones, as well as enjoying a range of toys and activities.

The open day will run from 12pm to 4pm on Saturday, June 18.

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