Emergency Services at Eastnor Sunday 5th June

20 January 2014

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Services (H&WFRS) will be joining colleagues from other local emergency services this weekend at Eastnor Castle.

The event will take place between 11am and 4.30pm on Sunday 5th June.  Representatives from West Mercia Police, the Army, St Johns Ambulance, County Air Ambulance, Mercia Accident Rescue Service (MARS) and Severn Area Rescue Association will also be attending, setting up a series of displays for visitors to enjoy and learn more about the work the various agencies are called to respond to.

For its part, H&WFRS is planning a series of activities throughout the day including a rescue demonstration on the lake by the water rescue team and a display of the equipment and vehicles used by the Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) team, who are also hoping to bring along their rescue dog.

The Aerial Ladder Platform will also be displayed along with some of the 4x4 vehicles used by H&WFRS, including the new Defender 130 off-road firefighting vehicle.  The Community Fire Safety team will be taking along the smoke tent and will be on hand to offer general fire safety advice.

Watch Commander Nick Browning from H&WFRS said: "With the range of vehicles and equipment on display from both the Fire Service and the other emergency services, this promises to be a fun-filled family day and we hope lots of people will come along to the event to enjoy the activities on offer."