Emergency Services set to stage annual show
9:40am Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in Latest News
THIS Sunday is the eighth Emergency Services Show – and this year’s event promises to be the biggest and best yet.
As well as bringing together Wiltshire’s blue light services, the show raises thousands of pounds for charities that support the work of the emergency services.
Following the last show in 2011, £18,500 was donated to a total of 20 good causes.
After a break in 2012 because of the Olympics, the show is returning to its usual site, Hullavington airfield, between 10am and 4pm.
Amongst the demonstrations planned for Sunday are Wiltshire Police’s dog section – both searching for drugs and tackling armed criminals, South Western Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service’s animal rescue specialists, Avon Fire & Rescue Service showing what happens when a chip pan catches fire and much more.
There will also be a parachute display by the Renegades (weather permitting), a wide range of new and vintage emergency vehicles and fire engine and police car rides – and, for the first time, the chance to see the Showground from above, thanks to helicopter rides.
Visitors will be able to meet with their local firefighters, police officers and paramedics, to find out more about the work of the emergency services in Wiltshire and beyond. Many of the charities that work alongside the emergency services will also be in attendance.
Tickets for the show can be bought on the day and cost £6 for adults, £3 for children under 16 and free for children under three. For further information, visit emergencyservicesshow.com.
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