FAMILIES in Knutsford were given a glimpse into the lives of firefighters as the town's fire station held an open day.

The event took place on Saturday, September 16, between 11am and 4pm with dozens of people paying a visit to the Mobberley Road station house. 

There were fun-filled activities to try, with children able to get their faces painted, by Just Face Painting Cheshire, and even dunk a firefighter.

Fire crews also staged various practical demonstrations to give visitors an insight into their job.

These included a rescue demonstration from a road traffic collision, where firefighters removed the door and roof from a car.

Fire officers were also on hand to offer safety advice and show children and parents around the fire engines and equipment used by the service.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "We would like to say a massive thank you to everybody who got involved and visited our station open day.

"It was fantastic to see so many happy faces!"

Various other groups also set up stalls and activities at the event, including Knutsford Police, Cheshire Search and Rescue, Bluelight Owners Preserved & Classic Vehicle Events, Knutsford Community First Responder Trust, Knutsford Lions, The RG's Food Truck, and Birchy's Disco.

All proceeds from the event will go to charity.