Residents were given a behind the scenes glimpse into life at Shoreham fire station on Saturday (September 9).
Dozens of families visited the Stoney Lane station for a hands-on day of demonstrations and drills (continued below).
A pump ladder drill saw firefighters recreate the rescue of a trapped resident from a burning tower.
Children had the chance to try out the hoses and sit inside a fire engine.
Firefighters gave handy tips and advice on fire and road safety.
There were refreshments served throughout the day, as well as a barbeque.
Chris Bowles, watch manager and event organiser, said a lot of hard work and preparation had been put into organising the event.