Chilly weather on Sunday meant visitors had to be well wrapped up at Mytholmroyd fire station’s 40th anniversary celebrations.
But despite the plunging temperatures and brisk wind a good crowd joined in, keeping the cold at bay with hot dogs and burgers from the barbecue and drinks from the bar.
The event was organised to mark the opening on August 29, 1973, of the community fire station at its current location in Burnley Road.
An invitation was issued to any former firefighters who had been based at the fire station during its 40 years and several turned up to join in the celebrations during the afternoon.
Crew Commander Dave Manning said: “It went pretty well considering the weather, which was a little bit chilly.”
Those who braved the elements enjoyed live music from band The Fringe and performances from singer Ami Rose.
Youngsters tried their hand at go-kart racing and there were demonstrations, including a simulator displaying different road conditions so people could learn about road safety.
Two Mytholmroyd firefighters featured in the 2013 West Yorkshire fire service calendar and a third - Steve Donoghue - is due to appear in the 2014 publication.
Next year will also see an all-girl version on sale which will include female firefighters from across the county as well as support staff.