The Final Countdown To Rescue Day 2018
The hugely popular Rescue Day is just days away now and takes place this Saturday 7th July at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle, near Scunthorpe. The sunshine is booked and it’s set to be another action packed day of live displays, including all of our emergency and rescue services.
They’ll be 999 scenarios featuring road, rail, fire, water and aircraft incidents, where you’ll see Police, Fire & Rescue, Ambulance, Water and Rail teams working in a variety of exciting displays.
The final countdown is on to this Saturday’s event and gates open to the public at 09:30, the opening ceremony takes place at 10:15 and the first of the action packed scenarios begin at 10:45 with a rail crash incident.
This year the event will have the addition of large screens in operation for an even closer view of some of the action. Plus if England progress into the quarter finals of the World Cup on Saturday afternoon (Come on England!) the crowds will be able to enjoy the sunshine at Rescue Day and won’t miss a single kick of the game either, with the match live on the big screens.
During the morning the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and the National Air Police Service (NPAS) helicopters are scheduled to land at Rescue Day (operations permitting). Lee Ridley, AKA Lost Voice Guy, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 will be performing his unique comedy at 12:00 in the north arena, followed by opportunities for photos/autographs at 12:30, 13:30 and 14:30.
The fantastic Red Devils Parachute Display Team will be making a spectacular landing into the lake at 13:00. Plus between 12:00 and 14:00 Lincs FM’s John Marshall will be at Rescue Day doing live broadcasts on the radio and maybe getting involved in some of the live scenarios too.
They’ll be lots of emergency and rescue vehicles past and present, equipment and personnel to see and interactive with, plus some very popular rescue dogs too from our Fire, Police and Water rescue agencies. The teams will be pleased to talk to members of the public and show them what they do and answer any questions. The aim of Rescue Day is to show the public what our 999 services do and to give advice on road, fire, rail, water, home and community safety, all wrapped up in a fun day for all the family.
Other attractions include a ladder climb by Humberside fire fighters to raise money for “Emma’s Wish” a charity aiming to reach £40,000 towards an operation for two year old Emma Smyth, who suffers from cerebral palsy, and needs the surgery to help her to walk.
HFR Solutions have organised the fund raising effort and Lee Ridley will be supporting those taking part in the north arena at Rescue Day.
There’s lots more too, including stalls, pony rides, go carts, boat rides on the lake, food, drink and bars, plus much more.
The event is organised by a team including serving emergency services personnel from Humberside Fire & Rescue Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Humberside Police, plus the hosts 7 Lakes and others and is sponsored and supported by several businesses and organisations whom make the day possible. Rescue Day raises money for life saving equipment such as public defibrillators which are placed into the community.
Organisers are asking visitors to ensure they consider the current hot weather and wear sun cream, sun hats and glasses, sensible clothing and to keep hydrated throughout the day. Only assistance dogs are permitted entry to the event and dogs much not be left in cars. Free public car parking is available and will be sign posted on the approach to the event.
Entry tickets can be purchased in advance from www.rescueday999.com/tickets with 10% off online by using discount code RESCUEDAY10, or pay on the day at the gate with cash only. Full information is available on the website at www.rescueday999.com.