There will be fun for all the family at this year’s Emergency Services Show.
This year the show will take place on Saturday, 11 July at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) HQ, Birkenshaw, where young and old will get a glimpse of the fast-paced world of the three blue light responders.
Special guests Danny Mylo and Rosie Madison from The Pulse Breakfast Show will be bringing their famous banter and great tunes to what promises to be a fun-packed day.
The crowds will get the chance to watch a number of demonstrations, including a mock crash rescue, whilst also picking up some essential advice about how to keep themselves and their families safe.
WYFRS will have a whole host of specialist appliances and equipment on display and our crews will be on hand to be quizzed about their day-to-day work.
There will be an aerial appliance from Bradford, which is used to tackle fires and rescue people from height, and various units on hand including the detection, identification and monitoring unit, the rope rescue and water rescue teams, as well as the wildfire unit, specifically trained to deal with moorland blazes.
Always a favourite with the children, our clever brigade canines from the Urban Search and Rescue team will be attending, as well as some adorable donkeys.
Freddie the Fire Engine will entertain the little ones and a variety of children’s rides will be on site.
For the energetic there’s an Army Assault Course as well as a dancing troupe, but if you prefer a slower pace there will be various stalls and a food market to peruse.
West Yorkshire Police Local Neighbourhood Policing Team officers will be visiting the show, as well as Crime Prevention Officers, Specials, the road crime team and roads policing.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART), which is trained to deliver clinical care at hazardous incidents, will be attending the event and exhibiting some of their equipment and vehicles.
And don’t forget to pop along to the ‘Resilience Village’ to find out how Local Authority Emergency Planning teams, NHS Emergency Teams and the Environment Agency work with other responders to help manage and recover from emergencies.
Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling said: “This event has been an extraordinary success from its inception. Not only does it give the public an insight into the various roles and specialisms of the emergency services, it also raises a huge amount of money for some very worthwhile charities.
“Thank you to all organisers and supporters of this fantastic event.”
This year, the proceeds will go to St John’s Ambulance, My Burns Club at Pinderfields Hospital and The Fire Fighter Charity.
The show will take place between 11.30am and 4.30pm. Entry is £1 per person, with under fours free.
There will be disabled parking on site. Assistance dogs only allowed. Please note, it is a non-smoking site.