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Why Do We Do It?

The purpose of Rescue Day is to bring together as many of our Rescue Services as possible in one place to demonstrate what they do and how they do it. Raising public awareness on safety issues such as the dangers of open waters, road and rail safety, fire prevention, drink / drug driving plus general community safety issues combined with an interesting, fund raising, family day out, is the aim of this special event. You will have the opportunity to publicly engage with your Police, Fire, Ambulance, Air Ambulance, Search and Rescue, Coastguard, Water Rescue, Highways and Recovery teams, plus many more organisations.

A Word From The Rescue Day Committee

On behalf of the Rescue Day Committee we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, supporters, exhibitors, and all the Rescue Day team and the emergency and voluntary services who make the day happen, and of course all the visitors who attended the last Rescue Day in 2019 – it was yet another hugely successful day, with huge crowds in attendance and the weather was very kind to us yet again. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic we sadly couldn't have Rescue Day in 2020, 2021 or 2022. Rescue Day will not take place in 2023, but we are hoping that Rescue Day will return in future years. The 2018 event marked the ten year anniversary since the inception of Rescue Day (back in 2008).

Rescue Day could not take place without the tremendous work carried out by the Rescue Day Committee and organising team, all of whom are volunteers. The generosity of the many helpers and sponsors who, along with our hosts 7 Lakes Country Park, have contributed greatly and continue to assist in making Rescue Day the largest event of its kind in the UK. 

Our primary aim for Rescue Day each year is again to bring together members of the Emergency Services from within our region and neighboring counties along with voluntary organisations to provide our communities with information promoting safer roads, water and waterside safety, fire and rail crossing safety, emergency first aid and health awareness. It’s our intention to deliver this by the way of road and rail crossing demonstrations, water rescue displays, fire safety scenarios, all wrapped up in a fun day for all the family to enjoy, with the chance to engage with emergency services staff and vehicles. 

The event is run as a non profit making one by volunteers, with the aim of covering running costs and retaining an operating budget to stage the event the following year.


Any additional monies raised are invested into the local communities, with such things as the purchase of community access defibrillators (CPAD) and training for the local areas.

Best wishes, from all the Rescue Day Committee & Team

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