5 July 2017
On Saturday 8 July 2017, emergency services from across the region will join together for the annual Rescue Day at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle from 9am to 5pm.
It promises to be an action packed day for all the family. The opening ceremony will take place at 10am.
Rescue Day showcases the excellent work our 999 and rescue services do and allows local people to engage with staff that serve and protect us.
Rescue Day is supported and organised by members of Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Humberside Police, 7 Lakes Country Park and many more agencies and voluntary organisations.
It raises funds for emergency service and community related charities.
Some of the popular attractions will include high octane live police pursuit demonstrations carried out by members of North Yorkshire Police’s Crime Team, who star in the TV series “All New Traffic Cops under Attack”. They will also be joined by their counterparts from Holland who are part of the Dutch Road Traffic Police.
There will be lots for families to see and do, including over 20 live action displays with all of the emergency and rescue services. You will see realistic live demonstrations of road, rail, air and water incidents and rescues.
The Red Devils Parachute Display Team will also be making a spectacular appearance as they parachute over the event and land into the main lake and there are planned visits from emergency service helicopters too.
Raising awareness of safety issues such as the dangers of open waters, road safety, fire prevention, drink and drug driving, railway and level crossing safety, plus general community safety issues combined with an interesting yet fun day out is the continuing aim of the event’s organising team.
Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with police, fire, ambulance, air ambulance, search and rescue services, as well as various water rescue agencies, voluntary medical organisations such as LIVES and St John Ambulance. Plus Highways England, rail companies including Network Rail and Volker Rail, recover company Gallows Wood and many more.
In addition to all of that there will be a range of stalls, vintage emergency vehicles, fairground rides and food and drink outlets to enjoy. Full details including entry costs, parking details and more can be found on the Rescue Day website.
Cllr John Briggs, ward member for Axholme North, said:
“Rescue Day is a great event that highlights all the brilliant work our emergency and rescue services do for us on a daily basis. The event helps raise aware of important safety issues within our communities such as road safety, fire prevention and level crossing safety.
“Since Rescue Day started in 2008 it has grown and grown each year. It is not just popular across the region but attracts visitors from all across the country. It is thought to be the biggest of its kind nationally.
“It is a wonderful event that will have plenty for the family to do. With all the brilliant displays, demonstrations, fairground rides and stalls I would encourage everyone to come and support our emergency and rescue services.”