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Hundreds enjoy road safety event at fire station

Around 400 people enjoyed a visit to Melton Mowbray Fire Station in Nottingham Road on Sunday as fire crews opened their doors for a road safety event.

The event had lots to see and do to be able to relay the importance of the fatal four safety message which focusses on road safety.

Motorbikes from the Fire Service and Police were on display with representatives on hand to answer questions from members of the public.

Lester the Lion was enjoying the sunshine at the event on Sunday. Photo: NEMM

Visitors were also able to try their hand at a 360 demonstration which shows the user what it could be like in a road traffic collision to highlight the dangers.

There was lots to see and do at the open day which took place on Sunday. Photo: NEMM

Also throughout the day crews took part in a road collision exercise which saw firefighters showcasing the equipment they use when called to such incidents on our roads.

Visitors could see some of he types of motorbikes used by emergency services. Photo: NEMM

Crew Manager James Marman who helped organise the event said: "It was a great day we had approximately 400 people through the doors and it’s great to be able to host these events again and share the importance of road safety to our community about the dangers of the fatal four, but also to assist in our partner agencies to promote their safety messages."

It is hoped that more events similar to this will be organised in the future.

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