The 2012 Emergency Service Show is shaping up to be the best yet!
The event will take place at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service HQ in Bradford Road, Birkenshaw, on Saturday, 7 July.
All three emergency services will be showcasing their best equipment, with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), West Yorkshire Police (WYP) and Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) all putting on demonstrations for the crowds to demonstrate how they keep the public safe.
WYFRS will have a range of specialist appliances and equipment on display, including aerial ladder platforms, which are used to tackle fires and rescue people from height, urban search and rescue (USAR) equipment, boats, a wildfire unit which is used to tackle moorland fires, the brigade’s command unit, a number of fire engines and specialist decontamination units.
Firefighters will carry out an extrication on a smashed-up vehicle and the highly trained search and rescue, who are based with the USAR team, will demonstrate their skills.
Local Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will be visiting the show, as well as crime prevention officers, specials, explorers (teenage cadets), the road crime team and roads policing. The mounted division and police dogs will also be at the show and visitors will have the opportunity to watch the dogs put on an impressive display of their skills and agility. The WYP helicopter is also hoping to put in an appearance, if operational commitments allow.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team, which is trained to deliver clinical care at hazardous incidents, will be attending the event and, as well as exhibiting some of their equipment and vehicles, their ‘working at heights’ team will be carrying out a demonstration.
Younger visitors will also be able to visit the education ambulance where the service’s mascot ‘Para-ted’ will be on hand to talk to children about when to call 999 for an ambulance and teaching basic first aid tips.
All five local authorities from West Yorkshire will be at the show, alongside the Environment Agency (EA), Health Protection Agency and other NHS organisations. Their general theme will be how to prepare for emergencies. The EA will be demonstrating its river level monitoring equipment and there will be a decontamination tent and maps showing the locations and types of top hazards and risks. There will also be a free prize draw, which will include a month’s free gym membership.
Families will be able to take rides in a miniature steam train and mini Freddy the Fire Engine. There will be performances by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Band, cheerleaders and majorettes.
Charities and voluntary organisations will be there, as well as businesses to tempt visitors with a range of food and drink from around the world.
All proceeds from the event will go to the British Red Cross, The Fire Fighters Charity and a range of other smaller charities.
Entry is £1 per person for the show and it is free for under 10s. Gates open at 12 noon.
There is still room for more attractions, so if local businesses, charities or voluntary organisations would like to book a stall, contact Elaine Binns on 01274 682311.