Steve Beasant

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Rescue Day 2011: a great day out for all the family says Humberside Fire Service

by Steve Beasant on 2 July, 2011

Rescue Day will once again take place at 7 Lakes Country Park, Crowle, from 1100hrs – 1700hrs with the gates opening from 0900hrs.

Rescue Day is family fun event with lots to do and see. This year the event will be opened with a fly past of a spitfire as part of the Battle of Britain Memorial. Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Humberside Police, RAF search and rescue helicopter as well as the Red Devils Parachute Display Team, the AA and East Midlands Ambulance Service will all be attending.

The displays, which will be taking place regularly throughout the day, will include simulated road traffic collisions, water rescues, Newfoundland rescue dogs, police dogs, a Red Devil parachute drop into the lake and Doncaster Sub Aqua with Humber Rescue as well a jet ski display team.  

Andy Preskey from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: “Rescue Day is a great opportunity for families to come and see some of the work emergency services carry out and meet the people who do it. It has grown a lot in short space of time and is now one of the biggest in Europe attracting around 20,000 people. A lot of hard work goes into organising it but it is worth it to see so many people enjoying a fun packed day. Their generosity is really appreciated and helped us raise almost £20,000 pounds last year for various charities. We hope that we can better last year’s total to allow us to donate much needed funds to this year’s charities which include Help for Heroes, Air Ambulance, Humber Rescue as well as other local charities.”  

7 Lakes Country Park is off Junction 2 of the M180 with acres of free parking and entry of £5.00 for Adults, £2.50 for under 16’s and OAP’s and a family ticket costing £10.00.

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