Hundreds at open day for Butler Fire Station

Station officer Paul Hughes (centre) with Bob Cook and Frank Pratt.
Station officer Paul Hughes (centre) with Bob Cook and Frank Pratt.

MORE than 600 people attended a recent open day at Butler Fire Station.

Station officer Paul Hughes said it was the first event at the station, which opened this year, and firefighters did two road crash demonstrations using the jaws of life.

“The community got to see their new fire station and a brief look into the role of the firefighters,” he said.

Mr Hughes said there was also a tower rescue demonstration using one of Perth’s 32m skylift platforms and several demonstrations from the Urban Search and Rescue dogs unit.

“The vintage fire truck from the heritage centre was a major attraction for the kids,” Mr Hughes said.

Mr Hughes said the Salvation Army sold more than 350 sausages during their fundraising barbecue.Pics 446671pa: About 600 people attended the Butler Fire Station open day.