Duke of Kent visits Burnley Fire Station

There was a Royal visitor at Burnley’s new, state-of-the-art fire station today.

HRH Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, officially opened the Belvedere Road station during a ceremony attended by dignitaries.

Martin Marsh (red watch) chats to the Duke.

Martin Marsh (red watch) chats to the Duke.

The Duke toured the station and was treated to a demonstration by firefighters before unveiling a plaque.

He said: “It is a pleasure to be here and I am pleased to meet the people who perform this invaluable service.”

Station manager Steve Morgan said it was a proud day. “He does appear impressed by what he has seen,” said Mr Morgan. “We’ve been talking about the future of the modern day fire service and how a station like this will be used.”