As well as fire fighting many hours are given over to raising money on behalf of the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund.
You will find us participating in most local events or visiting local schools and youth organizations to give fire prevention talks and demonstrations to the children. This helps raise the profile of the station within the community which makes it easier to raise money at events such as our Annual Car Wash or our Tombola which is held during the August Bank Holiday Festival (the high point of Alfords social calendar).
The highlight of this years fund raising events was the "Charity Car Chop" when we cut up a car into pieces small enough to pass through a 9" square hole using only equipment carried on a standard water tender. This took place on Monday August the 30th. To see the photos just follow the link below.