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Over 10,000 people visit Emergency Services Day

You can see photos of the event on GMFRS' Flickr site here:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/manchesterfire/

MORE than 10,000 people joined in the fun at this year's Emergency Services Day at the Intu Trafford Centre - with more than three million people joining in virtually on social media.  

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS), Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) were joined by the military and mountain rescue teams during the event on Thursday, August 7, 2014.

The public were treated to rides in GMFRS' hydraulic platform vehicle, a line rescue demonstration by the Technical Response Unit and a performance by the GMP Band.

NWAS' Hazardous Area Response Team staged a flash mob in the Intu Trafford Centre with paramedics performing CPR on dummies to the sound of 'Staying Alive' by the Bee Gees.

GMFRS' Community Fire Cadets showed off their skills by performing a drill in front of thousands of spectators.

Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, Councillor David Acton, said: "Emergency Services Day is a wonderful way for us to show the public what their services do to help keep them safe every day.

"This is the fourth year we've held the event and each year it is attended by more and more people - it's going from strength to strength.

"I'd like to thank everyone who attended and all the people who worked behind the scenes to make the day such a great success.

"If it wasn't for the hard work of our all our staff including operational and non-uniformed staff, volunteers and cadets, the event could never have happened."

Children and parents alike queued throughout the day to have a ride on GMFRS' Children's Fire Engine, which was driven by the Service's staff and volunteers.

Chief Inspector Donna Allen, of GMP's Specialist Operations Branch, added: "This event is a perfect showcase for us to demonstrate the wide variety of work we do.

"Among those who attended on the day were our underwater search team, the Tactical Aid Unit, police horses and specialist search dogs.

"Officers from the collision reconstruction unit staged an accident to show the work they do, and crime scene investigators demonstrated how fingerprints are taken. There was also a selection of specialist and vintage police vehicles on display.

"GMP was represented on the day by a selection of cadets, members of the Special Constabulary and local police community support officers who handed out crime prevention advice."

You can watch GMP's video of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccuMRWcVbtc&feature=youtu.be

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:25
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