Ellon police and fire teams open their doors

Ellon police and fire teams will open their doors to the public on Saturday.
Ellon police and fire teams will open their doors to the public on Saturday.
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Ellon police and fire stations will throw open their doors again to the public on Saturday.

The Scottish Fire and Resuce Service and Police Scotland are holding a joint open day, giving local people the chance to see behind the scenes.

The public are invited along to the Bridge Street police office between 1pm and 4pm.

As part of the open day, they will have access to the cells, the chance to sit in one of the team’s traffic cars and meet the Mountain Rescue team.

PC Julie Nicol, from the Ellon Community Policing Team, who is co-ordinating the event said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for the residents of Ellon to see some of the support activities and functions that help us provide our emergency response services.

“The tours will last approximately 20 minutes and will be conducted by off duty police officers who will be able to explain about the work of the Force and answer any questions.

The fire service open event will be between 1.30 and 4pm.

During the afternoon, firefighters will provide people with potentially life-saving home fire safety advice and offer a free home fire safety visit. Various stalls and entertainment will also be featured. Proceeds will go to the Firefighters Charity and local causes.

Local senior officer David Rout said: “Year after year, staff at Ellon fire station, under the leadership of Watch Manager Ron Beedie, has ensured that the station and staff are a true part of the community, who continually go out of their way to raise monies for charity and conduct public engagement activities.”