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Peek behind the scenes of the emergency services at Pavilion Gardens open day

Posted on 20th May 2013

Officers from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team will be showcasing how police help keep communities safe at this year’s Emergency Services Day.

Visitors to the free event can peek behind the scenes to get a closer look at the work of police, ambulance, fire and rescue, air ambulance and many more emergency services.

There will be arena displays, a simulated road traffic accident, fire engines to explore and a mock cave for mountain rescue volunteers to show how they save lives in remote locations such as the Peak District.

Police will be hosting a stall and chatting to visitors about crime prevention, what operations they have been involved in and what initiatives they have to keep Buxton safe.

PC Mark Parkinson, who has helped organise the 16th Emergency Services Day, said: “These events are a fantastic way for us to talk to people about the work we do, both out on the streets and behind the scenes.

“It’s a fun, family event with lots of attractions for all ages and one that gives us the chance to get a few safety messages across at the same time.

“All of the emergency services work together to keep people safe and visitors will be able to see the many varied ways we all do that by coming along.”

The free Emergency Services Day takes place at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens from 10.30am to 4.15pm on Sunday, June 9.

It also showcases the other organisations that work with emergency services in the Peak District and High Peak, including mountain rescue, cave rescue, the Search and Rescue Dogs Associations, the air ambulance, Community First Responders, Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support, Neighbourhood Watch and many more.

There will be static displays by each of the emergency services where you can ask questions, pick up information, tips and advice, or take a look at their specialist equipment and vehicles. 

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.