19 September 2014
Our emergency team responded on 18 September after a bundle of World War One and Two munitions were discovered at a house in Bicester.
As a local man was arrested, Thames Valley Police made preparations for a series of controlled explosions.
While part of the Oxfordshire street was closed off and residents were asked to leave their homes, a fire and emergency support service team was called out and raced to the scene.
Jack Newing, emergency response co-ordinator, said: “Our five volunteers were on hand to make things a little easier for the residents of the evacuated properties.”
He added: “We provided practical help and refreshments, and also acted as a communication point between the residents and the emergency services.
“It’s good to be there for people when they need us.”