The Emergency Services Family Fun Day – which is again being held in Kings Park, Bournemouth, on Saturday 21 July 2018 – provides a platform for all of the ‘blue light’ services to demonstrate their appliances, equipment and skills to the public in a safe, controlled environment.
This great family day out is organised by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Dorset Police, SafeWise and South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. It is also supported by many local organisations.
Amongst the attractions this year will be a number of displays and demonstrations, Safe & Well advice, a ‘blue light’ driving experience, police drones, charity stalls and a wide range of emergency vehicles from across the services.
Pupils from Kings Park Primary School have competed to design the cover for the event programme, and the winner will be invited to meet the Chief Constable and the Chief Fire Officer at the start of the day.
The school is also working with Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service’s education team to put on a firefighter fitness display.
Demonstrations will include police dogs, fire and rescue service technical rescue, police drones, CPR awareness, a real fire display, cooker fires, and a multi-agency road traffic collision.
Held every summer, the day involves a wide range of charitable organisations which are integral to the work of the emergency services.
Since its inception in 2010, the day has raised over £12,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity and SafeWise, the education charity which runs interactive safety centres in Bournemouth and Weymouth.