Emergency Services come together at this year's #999Day

For the eighth year, Greater Manchester’s blue light services came together to celebrate the collaborative working to help and care for members of the public.

The event took place on Thursday, August 2 at intu Trafford Centre where Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) joined Greater Manchester Police (GMP), North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and many more organisations across the region.

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, opened the event by thanking ‘the real pride of Greater Manchester’ for the work they do support our community.

Road traffic collision survivor Brooke spoke at the opening ceremony to share his story with members of the public, highlighting the work carried out by NWAS when they recused him from a road traffic collision earlier this year.

For more information and to read Brooke's story visit his Facebook page.

The day of events saw a variety of performances from GMFRS’ Eccles Fire Cadets and GMP cadets. North West Ambulance Service demonstrated a variety of scenarios where life-saving skills were used, members of the public also watched first-hand how our firefighters rescue casualties from road traffic collisions as well as chip pan fire demonstrations.

The action-packed day saw members of the public celebrate the work of our emergency services by learning useful information and touring the emergency services’ vehicles.

View photos of the day in our Flickr album.

Article Published: 19/12/2018 11:32 AM