BEAVERS are dreaming of driving fire trucks after getting a personal tour round Marlborough fire station by the team of on call fire fighters.

A hoard of 24 beavers aged between six and eight clambered in and around the trucks, learnt about equipment and even got the chance to use the fire hoses in the courtyard.

Children must meet someone from their community to find out about people who look after the town.

Pete Davies, beavers leader for Marlborough second, said: “The Beavers enjoyed learning about all the equipment that is on a fire engine, and then having the chance to get inside one and use the thermal camera was exciting.

But without a doubt the most enjoyable and talked about exercise was when each Beaver got to experience using the fire hoses - smiles from ear to ear on all of them.”

The trip was organised by crew manager Mark Braithwaite and overseen by watch manager Justin Kimber.

The fire station on The Parade, was visited on June 4.