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Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service


146 Bolton Road

Swinton, Manchester

M27 8US

Tel: 0161 736 5866

For a FREE Safe and Well visit please call:

0800 555 815

Emergency Services Open Day 2017

The seventh annual Emergency Services Open Day will take place at intu Trafford Centre on Thursday, August 3, 2017 between 10am and 4pm. The event will be on the car parks close to the entrance to the Food Hall.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) will be joined by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and a range of other emergency response, community safety and support services.

Our last '999 Day' in 2016 saw in excess of 165 displays made up of emergency vehicles, vintage appliances, demonstrations and displays. The event was attended by over 10,000 people.

Visitors to this free event will once again be able to see a wide range of vehicles, appliances and equipment from the many agencies who work closely together to make Greater Manchester and the North West a safer place.  Members of all the emergency services will be on hand to answer your questions.

There will be a range of live displays throughout the day including Road Traffic Collision, Kitchen Safety, Domestic Sprinklers, Cadet Unit demonstrations and many more.

Here's an idea of what you may be able to see this year:

  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition Vehicles
  • BoltonICD Support Group
  • British Heart Foundation
  • British Red Cross
  • Children's Fire Engine
  • City Airport & Heliport (Barton) Fire and Rescue Team
  • Community Fire Cadets
  • Community Fire Cadets Drill Demonstration
  • Community Safety Events Unit
  • Driving Simulator
  • Electricity North West
  • Enhanced Rescue Unit
  • Environmental Protection Unit
  • Fire Emergency Support Service
  • Fire Scene Investigation / Urban Search and Rescue Canine Unit
  • Fire Scene Investigation Team
  • Fire Service Museum - Vintage Fire Appliances
  • Fire Service Museum - Vintage Fire Appliances
  • FireBug All-Terrain Vehicle
  • Fire Fighter's Charity
  • Foam Unit
  • GMFRS Fire Bikes
  • Greater Manchester Casualty Reduction Partnership
  • Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Children & Young People Department
  • Greater Manchester Police Authority
  • Greater Manchester Police Museum
  • Greater Manchester Police Road Safety Trailer
  • Highways Agency
  • Hydraulic Platform Vehicle
  • Incident Command Unit
  • Institute of Advanced Motorists
  • Kitchen Fire Safety Unit - Chip Pan Awareness
  • Major Rescue Unit
  • Motorway Patrol Vehicles
  • Mountain Rescue Zone
  • NHS Blood and Transplant
  • North West Air Ambulance Charity
  • North West Ambulance Service
  • North West Ambulance Service Hazardous Area Response Team
  • North West Blood Bikes
  • NW Police Underwater Search and Marine Unit
  • Operational Support Unit
  • PC-UK - Vintage Police Vehicles
  • Pinzgauer 6x6 All Terrain Rescue Vehicle
  • Police Interceptor Vehicles
  • Police Motorcycles
  • Police Specialist Tactical Response Vehicles
  • Police Zone
  • Road Safety Zone
  • Road Traffic Collision Demonstration
  • RoSPA
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • RSPCA Rope/Swiftwater Rescue Team
  • St. John Ambulance
  • Small Incident Unit
  • Technical Response Unit
  • Urban Search and Rescue Vehicles
  • Water Incident Unit

So, please come along, bring the family and join us for day. We are your emergency services and we'll be there to meet you.

Please re-visit this webpage for news about the event.

Directions to the event and details on access by public transport can be found on the Trafford Centre's website.

Follow the updates on Twitter at #999Day.


Last update: 25/07/2017 15:20:12
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