The team behind “Rescue Day”, the annual 999 day at Crowle, North Lincs, are already working hard to plan and prepare for this summer’s event. Rescue Day 2020 will be held on Saturday 11th July at 7 Lakes Country Park near Scunthorpe.
The hugely popular day promotes the great work of our emergency and voluntary services and attracts crowds in the thousands each year. 999 vehicles and crews including Police, fire, ambulance, water rescue, air ambulance, search and rescue, rail and highways rescue and recovery teams, and many more, all converge on North Lincolnshire to show the public what they do through a series of live action displays.
Picture: Crowds watch emergency service teams arrive at our mock rail incident.
Keen to interact with the public, the rescue teams display their specialist vehicles and equipment and also promote water, road, rail and fire safety advice. There’s always lots to see and do for all the family, with a fairground, boat and pony rides, lots of stalls and attractions, plus a range of food and drink stands.
The Red Devils Parachute Display team will again be making a splash when they land into the main lake and subject to operational requirements the air ambulance helicopter will be arriving at 7 Lakes for visitors to see up close and talk to the pilot and crew.
Rescue Day raises money for charities and good causes and has funded many lifesaving public defibrillators which have been placed in local communities over recent years. Last year donations were also presented to Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, the Scunthorpe Sea Cadets, plus volunteer rescue teams including York Rescue Boat, Humber Rescue and International Rescue Corps. Donations were also given to the popular Pete Lewin Newfoundland rescue and support dogs organisation and to the volunteer animal rescuers from British Divers Marine Life Rescue.
Don't forget to save the date: Saturday 11th July! The gates will be open for Rescue Day 2020 from 9.30am to 5.00pm and advanced tickets will be available online at www.rescueday999.com from May onwards. Visit the website or follow Rescue Day on social media Twitter: @Rescue_Day or www.facebook.com/rescudedayuk for more information.
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