Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
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After months of planning, this week sees the third annual Emergency Services Open Day which will take place at The Trafford Centre on Thursday 8th August 2013 between 10am and 5pm. The event will be on the car parks close to the entrance to the Food Hall.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) will be joined by Greater Manchester Police (GMP), North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and a range of other emergency response, community safety and support services.
Our last '999 Day' in 2012 saw in excess of 140 displays made up of emergency vehicles, vintage appliances, demonstrations and displays. The event was attended by over 5000 people. Please see a short video of last year's 999 Day made by colleagues at Greater Manchester Police. This is believed to be one of the largest free events of its kind in the country.
Visitors to this free event will once again be able to see a wide range of vehicles, appliances and equipment from the many agencies who work closely together to make Greater Manchester and the North West a safer place. Members of all the emergency services will be on hand to answer your questions.
There will be a range of live displays throughout the day including Road Traffic Collision, Kitchen Safety, Domestic Sprinklers, Cadet Unit demonstrations and many more. Although flexible, an idea of the display timings are as follows;
10:00am 999Day Open
11:00am Official Opening followed by Community Fire Cadet Challenge
11:30am Kitchen Fire Safety Unit
12:00pm Road Traffic Collision Demonstration
12:30pm Collision Reconstruction Demonstration Unit
1:00pm Live Fire Sprinkler Demonstration
1:30pm Hydraulic Platform Vehicle Display
2:00pm Road Traffic Collision Demonstration
2:30pm Collision Reconstruction Demonstration Unit
3:00pm Kitchen Fire Safety Unit
3:30pm Live Fire Sprinkler Demonstration
4:00pm Hydraulic Platform Vehicle Display
5:00pm 999Day Closed
Drivers, young and old, whether on two wheels or four, will be able to pick up tips to stay safe on the roads from the Fire and Rescue Service, Police, Institute of Advanced Motorists and RoSPA. We will also have a brand new driving simulator for drivers to show off their skills.
In our Mountain Rescue Zone you'll see the wide range of equipment and vehicles used to support the emergency services and communities in the rural areas of the county. In our Vintage Zone you'll come face to face with the past with some classic fire engines, police cars and ambulances. A climbing wall will be just one of the practical challenges set up by the Army for those who are feeling adventurous.
Visitors to the 999Day will not be able to miss a chance to pick up vital lifesaving skills including how to deal with heart attacks using cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic external defibrillator (AED) devices taught by NWAS paramedics and supported by The British Heart Foundation and a number of supporting groups offering Basic Life Support instruction.
Here's an idea of what you may be able to see this year;
So, please come along, bring the family and join us for day: we are your emergency services and we'll be there to meet you.
Please re-visit this webpage for news about the event.