Play rangers receive surprise fire visit

PUBLISHED: 09:25 16 September 2013 | UPDATED: 09:29 16 September 2013

FIRE fighters wrapped up the summer holidays in style for a group of young people when paid them a surprise visit.

The fire fighters met up with children taking part in the North Herts District Council’s Play Rangers holiday activity scheme in Priory Memorial Gardens, Royston.

They gave them the chance to sit in fire engines and police cars and have their photos taken inside the vehicles, and try on specialist uniforms.

Parents and carers were also able to talk to Police and Fire Fighters about any safety

concerns they had in the home and in their local communities.

Cllr Tony Hunter, the district council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement said: “This summer’s Play Ranger sessions have been a great success and very well attended across North Herts.

“Play Rangers give children the chance to take part in free outdoor play sessions

and activities who might not ordinarily have the chance to do so. National Play Day complements those play sessions by focussing on giving the children freedom and space in the community to play and in this case, gave them the opportunity to get to know their local Police and Fire Services”.

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