BURY Fire Station is holding its annual open day on Sunday, with firefighters promising to stage the biggest and best yet following the to community’s support and help during the moorland fires.

Fire crews in Bury were called daily to battle the fires as they raged on Winter Hill and Saddleworth Moor because of it’s sepcialist equipment.

Watch Manager Steve Wilcock said: “We received overwhelming support, it was quite tough being on the moors and the support and donations we received was brilliant.”

Visitors will have a chance to meet the crews who battled for hours on end to tackle the moorland fires which raged for weeks.

They will also pick up safety advice and watch demonstrations of firefighters at work.

Mr Wilcock, who is the watch manager of green watch, said: “We have even managed to get a Formula One race car at the station for the open day.

“Sunday will be a day out for all the family. We will have lots going on.”

He added: “We will have a bouncy castle, animals from a nearby petting farm.

“Fire appliances from the museum will be on show and the technical response unit will there giving a demonstration.”

Demonstrations will include a chip pan fire, a road traffic accident, a rescue exercise from the tower.

Mr Wilcock said: “The open day runs from 11am to 4pm, and although there will be parking we are asking people to use town centre car parks or walk to the fire station, which is behind Bury police station.”

Money raised will support the Firefighters Charity and Bury Hospice.