Go behind the scenes at free Emergency Service Open Day

Take a look behind the scenes of two of Cheshire’s emergency services when they join forces to provide an action packed, fun-filled and free day out for all the community.

The Joint Emergency Service Open Day takes place between 11am and 4pm on Sunday, May 17 at the police headquarters in Winsford.

Cheshire Constabulary will be working alongside Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at the event to provide a look behind the scenes at some of the specialist vehicles and equipment they use, and are inviting all the Cheshire wide community to go along.

There will be interactive displays and exhibitions that will give visitors the chance to see the complex nature of the work that the two emergency services do and how they work together to protect the community.

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said: “This will be my first open day here in Cheshire and it will give me the opportunity to show you what we do, from local community policing through to tackling organised crime and dealing with riots. You will be able to see how officers and staff from the police and fire service work together to protect the community and reinforce the message that we’re here for our communities."

Staff from both emergency services will also be on hand to answer questions and give advice on staying safe and preventing crime.

Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock said: “This is the seventh Joint Emergency Service Open Day and it's always been very well attended in the past. This year we hope it will once again give the public an insight into the work we do, but more importantly help to educate people around the dangers of fire and about driving safely on our roads."

Vintage and modern fire engines and vehicles will be on display alongside police cars. There will be displays in the main arena throughout the day and fire and police search and rescue dogs will also be in attendance.

For children there’s face painting, a climbing wall, craft area, circus workshop and a treasure hunt, which are all free, to keep them occupied.  Refreshments, including hot and cold food, will also be available to buy.

The address for the Joint Emergency Service Open Day is: Cheshire Police HQ, Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road, Winsford, CW7 2UA and parking is available on and around the site from 11am until 4pm.

For further details of the event visit the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service website or the Cheshire Police website (opens in new window) 


Date published: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:36:31 GMT

Last updated: Monday 27 April 2015

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Road traffic collision demonstration involving Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Police at the joint open day in 2013