On a bright Saturday morning Lowestoft South Fire Station was transformed into a drive through car wash to raise much-needed funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Cars were queueing, the hoses were spraying, the suds were flying and the buffers were buffing the freshly washed cars with energetic enthusiasm...
As always, we're chuffed to bits that the people of Lowestoft come out to support their local firefighters.
Welephant made an appearance, enticing motorists to come and have their car washed. Thankfully Welephant didn't get run over as he made numerous trips to collect money from the passing drivers... I took over as I wasn't too happy that a young elephant would be confident crossing the road by himself!
I also took the opportunity to show some of our younger visitors around our fire engine. It's great to see the big smiles as they clamber aboard 'Jupiter' and ask for the umpteenth time if my name is Sam...
With some of our crew having to get away we left Lowestoft South just after midday for a leisurely drive back to North Lowestoft. But things don't always go according to plan.
Edging slowly down Cotmer Road in the lunchtime traffic towards The Flying Dutchman and our Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) does its little doorbell ring. Now our MDT is slow at the best of times and we thought it was just updating our status after leaving Lowestoft South a few minutes back.
After a few more seconds and a couple of prods of the screen, Gary announced, "We've got a shout!"
I let the traffic in front move off as we waited to see to where and what we were now going to be heading.
"Horse in mud, Flixton Road, Blundeston", said Gary...
Coming up > Firefighters rescue horse from deep mud in Blundeston, Lowestoft