Everything is ready for Rescue Day this Saturday 11 July at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle, North Lincs.
Emergency services and partner agencies from across the region gathered today at the 7 Lakes site to meet the press and run through some of the dramatic scenarios which the public will see for real this Saturday.
The Humberside Police helicopter dropped in shortly before the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance landed to ‘book-end’ the impressive photo in front of the main lake. Rescue Day is now reckoned to be the largest event of its kind in the world and organisers are hoping to break the attendance record of 25,000 on Saturday 11 July.
The Battle of Britain Memorial flight Dakota is scheduled to perform a spectacular flypast at the event and the Red Devils parachute team will perform their ’water drop’ straight into the main lake where a number of power boats from rescue agencies will recover each of the sky divers.
Visitors will see numerous agencies in action demonstrating rescues and showcasing the work they do to help keep people safe. An exciting day for the whole family is planned with an action packed schedule of dynamic displays. The public will see simulated road accidents involving a road tanker, cars and motorcycles. There will be numerous water rescue displays involving all of the blue light emergency services as well as the many support agencies. The Newfoundland rescue dogs and K9 Fire Investigation dogs will also be involved in simulated rescues and fire detection demos respectively.
The event will be opened jointly by the Chief Fire Officer of Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, The Assistant Chief Ambulance Officer of East Midlands Ambulance Service and The Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside Police alongside other dignitaries.
The event has free parking and entry cost is £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 16s and OAPs, and a family ticket is just £10 – including a free souvenir programme. Gates open at 9:00am and displays start at 10:30am.
Rescue Day merchandise and souvenirs will be on sale and all proceeds from the event and the merchandise are donated to emergency service charities and local charitable causes.
For full details, visit the Rescue Day website or follow them on Twitter or Facebook.