The largest emergency services event of its kind in the world is just over three weeks away! Around 25,000 visitors are expected at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle on Saturday 9 July, 2016.
Rescue Day is hosted by 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle, North Lincolnshire and attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year. The event gives 100% of funds raised above operating costs to worthy causes and has raised thousands of pounds for various national and local charities (Emergency Service charities, Help 4 Heroes, Macmillan, Cancer Research UK, My Burns Club, Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, Great Yorkshire Air Ambulance, RNLI, Watersafe UK, Humber Rescue and RoadPeace)
Last year’s event gave over funds, matched by HFR Solutions and in association with East Midlands Ambulance Service, to purchase 15 automatic external defibrillators and secure boxes. These defibrillators are now strategically placed for public use at Community Fire Stations throughout North and North East Lincolnshire and in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Additional units are sited in Belton and Crowle on the Isle of Axholme and a further unit is now on-board with Humber Rescue available for use on the inland waterways of the rivers Humber, Ouse and Trent - literally saving lives within our communities.
Rescue Day could not take place without the tremendous work carried out by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the Rescue Day Committee, and the generosity of the many helpers and sponsors who, along with our host 7 Lakes Country Park have contributed greatly and continue to assist in making Rescue Day the largest event of its kind in the world.
The primary aim is to bring together members of the emergency services from within our region and neighbouring counties along with voluntary and aid organisations to provide our communities with information promoting safer roads, water and waterside safety, fire safety and rail / rail crossing safety.
Rescue Day delivers this by way of road traffic collision demonstrations, water rescue displays, fire safety scenarios and simulated rail/road crossing incidents along with many educational platforms from the Emergency Services and aid organisations. The Red Devils Parachute Display Team will also literally be dropping in!
Entry is only £10 per adult and £5 under 16s and OAPs. A family of four can get in for £20. Car parking is free and gates open at 9.00am for a 10.30am start.
A full schedule of the day’s displays and demonstrations will be within the event program which is free on entry to Rescue Day. Keep an eye on the official website www.rescueday.com for event details as the big day approaches.