ALLOA Fire Station was ablaze with excitement at the weekend as it held its community open day for families.

Despite some wet weather, enthusiasm was not dampened during the event on the afternoon of Sunday, August 4.

Large numbers of youngsters turned up – some even dressed up as little firefighters themselves – to get a taste of life in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

All were given the chance to sit in some of the vehicles at the station, and even got to try some firefighting too.

There was also toy stalls, face painting and exciting demonstrations for them to watch on the day as well.

All the attendees enjoyed themselves, with some beaming smiles on display throughout the event.

Alloa Fire Station has been running for more than 50 years, having opened back in 1964.

It currently has three fire engines and specialist vehicles for urban search and rescue and heavy rescue, one of which is crewed by twelve retained personnel.

The station is staffed by 25 full-time staff members, who deal with incidents such as fires, road traffic collisions, urban search and rescues and water rescues.

The crews are also pro-actively involved in all aspects of community safety work, including the delivery of home fire safety visits and engaging with local people to give out fire safety advice.