The emergency services converged on Slough station last week - but there was no need for anyone to worry.

It was part of an initiative organised by Great Western Railway gateline assistant Mark Whitaker, a volunteer firefighter in his spare time.

Stalls manned by Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, British Transport Police, South Central Ambulance Service, Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Thames Valley Police featured at the event.

They gave visitors the chance to ask questions and get an insight into how the different teams did their lifesaving work.

Visitors were also able to see a wide range of vehicles, appliances and equipment used by the emergency services.

Slough MP Tan Dhesi said: "It’s wonderful to see GWR supporting the initiative of their member of staff Mark Whitaker and to invite the public to meet and learn more about our local emergency services.

Mark said: “As a Fire Service volunteer, community engagement and ensuring people are safe in their households is high on my priorities. If one person goes home after these events to test their alarm, that may be one life saved.”

A second event will be held Maidenhead Station on Tuesday, August 20 from 3pm to 7pm.