Rescue Day gives close up access to 999 teams
Rescue Day, the emergency services day held annually in North Lincolnshire, promises yet again to be an action-packed event for all the family promoting the great work of our local and regional 999, rescue and voluntary services. The event takes place on Saturday 13th July at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle near Scunthorpe.
With less than a month to go the organisers are putting together a full day’s schedule of high-octane live action emergency displays with East Midlands Ambulance Service, Humberside Police and Humberside Fire & Rescue Service at the centre of the action, along with many more regional rescue and support teams involved.
The day raises funds for charities and good causes and has funded emergency equipment including community defibrillators to many villages and locations across North Lincs.
The team behind running this popular event include many serving local emergency service staff come together each year to volunteer and make Rescue Day happen. Chris Long, Event Chair said: “Our constant aim is to run an event that lets the public get up close and see the great work that our 999 and support services do and how they deal with incidents, as well as the vehicles and equipment they use, which we hope generates a greater appreciation and understanding. We also use the day to give road, rail, water and fire safety tips to help keep our communities safer and we wrap it all up in a fun day that appeals to all of the family.”
Regular Rescue Day favourites the Red Devils Army Parachute Display team will be landing into the main lake, plus fire service, police, ambulance and water rescue crews will be performing a range of exciting displays and demonstrations in the idyllic setting of 7 Lakes Country Park.
Visitors will be able to meet crews and rescue dogs, see helicopters and take part and interact with the many different teams that will be attending the day. They’ll also be a large array of stalls, boat rides, pony rides, food and drink and much more.
Advanced tickets can be purchased online now from www.rescueday999.com with 10% discount using the code RESCUEDAY10, or visitors can pay on the gate on the day. Gates are open 09.30am to 5pm.
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