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Planning in full swing for Rescue Day 2019

Red hot sunshine and an England football win helped to make the 10th Anniversary of Rescue Day another huge success back in July. Now the planning is well underway for this year’s annual emergency services event.

Emergency and rail specialist teams work at the scene of a mock level crossing incident at Rescue Day 2018.
Emergency and rail specialist teams work at the scene of a mock level crossing incident at Rescue Day 2018.

Rescue Day 2019 will be held on Saturday 13th July at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle, near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire and members of the organising team are working hard behind the scenes preparing for what promises to be yet another fantastic day for all the family to enjoy. Favourites including the Red Devils Parachute Display team along with Fire, Police, Ambulance and water rescue teams are already booked and will be performing a range of exciting displays and demonstrations.

Rescue Day showcases the excellent life saving work that our emergency 999 teams and support services do and allows for the general public to engage with staff and volunteers who serve and protect us around the clock. It is the biggest of its kind in the country and attracts crowds in the thousands. The day is hosted annually in the idyllic water and woodland setting of 7 Lakes Country Park and is a huge hit with visitors flocking from across the region and further afield.

The day is organised by a team which includes officers from East Midlands Ambulance Service, Humberside Fire & Rescue Service and HFR Solutions, Humberside Police and staff and volunteers from across the North Lincolnshire area and beyond, all of whom give their time to run the event each year. Chris Long, Event Chair said: “Rescue Day 2018 was another big success and we’d like to thank the organising team, all the organisations that took part, those that sponsor and support the day, our hosts 7 Lakes Country Park, and all the members of the public who come along and make Rescue Day such a memorable annual event. We hope we continue to encourage people to support our services and also to inspire a new generation of staff who wish to work for our emergency and support teams.”

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and Police NPAS helicopters at Rescue Day 2018.
Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and Police NPAS helicopters at Rescue Day 2018.

The purpose of Rescue Day is to bring together as many emergency, rescue and support services as possible in one place to demonstrate what they do and how they do it. Raising public awareness of water, road, rail and fire safety, plus health information and first aid skills are all combined with an interesting yet fun day at this unique event. The day raises money for charitable causes and has funded life saving defibrillators for many communities in North Lincolnshire over recent years.

Visitors always have the opportunity to engage with a range of Police, Fire and Ambulance staff, plus Air Ambulance, Search and Rescue and Coastguard teams, Water Rescue units, Highways England, rail companies including Network Rail and Volker Rail, plus road recovery agencies such as Gallows Wood, and see a range of specialist vehicles and equipment close up and in action.

7 Lakes will become a hive of activity on 13th July with a large range of emergency related vehicles on display, with many of the favourite attractions including live action demonstrations that include extremely life like incidents including road, train, water and aviation rescues where emergency teams from services across North Lincolnshire and beyond, including colleagues from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Urban Search & Rescue Team, Lincolnshire Police, York Rescue Boat, St John Ambulance and more, join together to show multi-agency working. They’ll also be emergency vehicles from days gone by on show, plus a range of stalls, games, food and drink and fairground rides.

Four legged friends in the form of Police, Fire and water rescue dogs are big favourites each year at Rescue Day too, as they show off the work they do to help in emergency situations. Animal charities also play a big part in the day and demonstrate various animal rescue scenarios.

Chris said: “Rescue Day 2019 will yet again boast lots to see and do and really is a day that all the family can enjoy, children and adults alike. We hope those that have been to Rescue Day before will come along again and those that haven’t yet been will come and experience this exciting event.”

The organising team are inviting stall holders including commercial, charity and voluntary organisations, plus other exhibitors to apply online if they wish to attend this years event by visiting the website at

More details about Rescue Day, including photos and videos from previous years can be found at or on social media Twitter: @Rescue_Day and

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