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Family fun at Newstead’s 999 day

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The sun shone brightly as the crowds descended on Newstead Abbey on Sunday for the second Emergency Services Day held at the historic venue.

Thousands of people of all ages watched teams from the county’s emergency services demonstrate their skills - witnessing a road traffic collision scenario and a dramatic Sea King helicopter and boat ‘rescue’ on the park’s lake.

Other attractions included the chance to take a closer look at vintage and modern fire engines and police vehicles, come face to face fire dogs, watch the police dogs put on a display and see how forensic investigators analyse a crime scene.

Staff from the East Midlands Ambulance Service were also in attendance at the event, showing people how they respond to call outs using ambulances and paramedics’ motorbikes.

This year’s event follows the success of last year’s Emergency Services Day and did not disappoint.

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Station Manager Paul Vasper, who organised the event, said: “The day gives people the chance to get up close and personal with the kind of equipment they would often only see from afar, either on the roads on their way to an incident, in the air or parked up behind the station doors.

“There was also the chance to talk to some of the staff who undertake specific specialist roles within the three emergency services, and to find out more about how they work closely together to protect the people of Nottinghamshire.”

 

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