Date: 24th June, 2016
Planning is now well underway for this year’s Emergency Services Family Fun Day, which will be held at Poole Park on Saturday 23 July.
The annual event is organised by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, working with a range of partners including Dorset Police, Dorset’s Police & Crime Commissioner, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust and the SafeWise charity.
Visitors will be able to see displays from all three main emergency services, and amongst the demonstrations will be:
- Police dogs
- CPR awareness
- Chip pan fire and real fire
- Animal rescue
- Line rescue
- Water rescue
- Multi-agency road traffic collision
- Electrical safety
The free admission show will be open between 11am and 4pm, and any proceeds will benefit SafeWise, which runs interactive safety education centres in Weymouth and Bournemouth.
Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter said: “This event started as a Fire Fayre but has now grown to embrace all of the emergency services. As such, it’s a fantastic way for local people to meet their ‘blue light’ responders in a safe and non-emergency setting, and for us to share vital safety advice.”
He added: “There will be a number of other organisations taking part on the day, including several charities whose work supports the emergency services, and there will be activities for children and refreshments available. By using Poole Park, we’re in a location that’s easily accessible for the thousands of visitors that we expect to see, so it should be a great day out for the whole family!”