Rescue drama for Wiltshire 999 show visitors
Thousands witnessed police, fire and ambulance crews swing into action on a crash rescue operation . . . fortunately only mocked up for the Emergency Services Show.
Blue lights flashed and siren blasts filled the air as the 999 services displayed the resources available in the South West at the Hullavington event.
The family fun day offered rides in fire engines and police cars, a display by police dogs and a parachute jump by the Renegades display team.
Show committee member Louise Knox, who is the media and communications manager for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The atmosphere was absolutely brilliant.
“The thing that always keeps me going is the number of small children who turn up. They come to the show and their eyes are like saucers and they are so excited about seeing the ‘nee-naws’.
“We are very proud of the fact that it is a family fun day.”
Organisers are still counting money raised from the show, but early estimations indicate that they could be in for a record-breaking year.
Fundraising, which typically amounts to about £18,000, is split between numerous related charities, the core four of which are the Fire Fighters Charity, the Ambulance Serv-ices Benevolent Fund, the Bobby Van and SWIFT medics.
Attractions included vintage vehicles, Wiltshire Air Ambulance, a display of motorbikes from fatal crashes, animal rescue demonstrations and a display showing how a chip pan fire creates a dangerous fireball when water is thrown on to it.
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