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Dovercourt celebrates five firefighting decades

Dovercourt Fire Station has celebrated a major milestone at a special ceremony following 50 years of lifesaving.

More than 200 people took part in the fire station’s Golden Jubilee on Saturday, June 11, which coincided with its open day.

The event included chip pan fire demonstrations, tours, fire engines throughout the decades and cake stalls.

Visitors also had the opportunity to talk to Dovercourt crew members and the Service’s Urban Search and Rescue Team.

Others helping at the fire staiton, which opened on June 18, 1966, included Dovercourt Fire Cadets, Community Safety Officer Les Davis and volunteers Tina Waters and Alice Woods.

Assistant Divisional Officer Terry Jewell said: “Our 50th anniversary is a fantastic achievement an we wanted to mark this significant milestone by opening our doors to our community.

“The event celebrated five decades of keeping Dovercourt and other surrounding communities in Essex safe.

“I would like to thank all our firefighters who helped make the event a huge success. They showed great dedication and enthusiasm on the day.”

 

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