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999 Emergency Services Family Day

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Saturday 17 June
10.00am to 4.00pm
Free

An exciting FREE, family friendly and engaging day featuring the emergency services of Fire, Police, Ambulance, RNLI and Air Ambulance. You can learn about what it takes to become a qualified emergency services operative, enjoy the selection of vehicles on display and see what they can do! 

•    Sit in a real fire engine and try the Blues and Twos sirens
•    Try on and experience the 360 virtual reality headset videos from the Fire Service and Police Force (suitable for 16+)
•    Get your bicycle repaired and security coded
•    Learn about visibility from a truck driver’s view by sitting in an articulated truck cab and try to spot the cut out cyclists behind you
•    Meet a beautiful Medical Alert Dog called Shirley and her owner Claire, who relies on her dog to help her in medical emergencies
•    Meet amateur radio enthusiasts who will be broadcasting to other radio hams across the world… you can try too
•    Hear the West Midlands Police Brass Band playing between 11am and 1pm
•    Try your hand at first aid techniques led by the Coventry and Warwickshire Air Ambulance Team
•    Sit in a real police car and set off the sirens and lights
•    Talk to Crime Prevention Officers on how best to protect yourself and your home
•    Meet members of the RNLI and learn about safety when swimming in the sea and open water
•    Baby and Child First Aid sessions

All this plus a display of classic Police vehicles from the The Blue Light Vehicle Preservation Group:

  • 2007 West Mercia Vauxhall Astra 
  • 2001 Volvo V90 Ambulance, one of only 8 left in the UK and still operational
  • 1993 Ex Metropolitan Police Rover Metro as used on the TV series The Bill
  • The last West Midlands Police Range Rover P38
  • Northumbria Police Vauxhall Astra
  • ​Ex Metropolitan Police Morris 1000

 

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