New venue for third annual event

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Nottinghamshire’s biggest display of emergency services vehicles and equipment - 999 Emergency Services Day – is all set to run for a third consecutive year, this time with a brand new venue.

Clumber Park will host the popular event on Sunday.

The event is free, but usual National Trust charges apply. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park/prices/ for more details.

The day will run from 10 am until 4 pm. As well as favourites such as fire engines, police cars and ambulances, visitors will be able to get up close and personal with a host of specialist vehicles and resources.

These include specialist rescue vehicles, emergency response motorbikes, an aerial ladder platform, incident command units, rescue boats and specially trained rescue and fire investigation dogs. A host of vintage emergency vehicles will also be on display.

The event follows the success of the previous two Emergency Services Days held at Newstead Abbey, and organisers are hoping this year’s will be bigger and better than ever.

Station Manager Matt Reavill said: “The event has become a popular fixture in the calendars of all three blue light services in Nottinghamshire and is a great opportunity for us showcase some of our vehicles and resources, and to tell people more about the work we do, particularly how we work with each other when responding to incidents, promoting safety within our communities or carrying out investigative work.

“The day gives people the chance to see vehicles they might never have seen before, and to talk to colleagues from the police, fire and ambulance services, as well as a host of other organisations, all of which have a role to play in responding to incidents or emergencies. There’ll also be a number of displays such as the Nottinghamshire Police dog display team, a road traffic collision extrication demonstration and an insight into how the police use tasers. All of these will give a glimpse into our work and training.

“Clumber Park’s 3,800 acres of parkland, heath and woods provides the perfect setting for what promises to be a fantastic day out, so I really hope people will come along with the family, bring a picnic and find out more about their emergency services.”