Kids from across Johnstone were welcomed into the local fire station as part of national Doors Open Day on Saturday. 

The eager guests were given a whistle stop tour of the station and all the equipment as firefighters offered advice on fire safety both at home and beyond. 

And for all the budding Fireman Sams, there was even the chance to fire the hose and try on the hats as kids were given a taster of life on the frontline. 

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And for Alan McDonald, crew manager of the station, the day was not only about showing off the equipment and having fun, but also about showing kids how the fire service has changed. 

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He said: “We are trying to show the kids, especially the girls, that the fire service is no longer an old man’s club and anyone can be a firefighter.”

The Fire and Rescue Service are continuing to offer to install smoke detectors for free in homes across Renfrewshire. 

For more information, phone the Johnstone station on 015053222222.