Emergency Services Day, Falkirk - come along!

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Come and join the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service for what's sure to be a great day out for all the family

ESD FalkirkThe Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is inviting the public to join them and emergency services colleagues from Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service for a FREE and fun day out at this year’s emergency services day in Falkirk.

The event will take place on Falkirk High Street on Thursday 13 August from 10am to 4pm.

The free family fun day will include a range of events for the public including demonstrations, displays and children’s activities with our firefighters and colleagues from Police Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Stuart Watson, Local Area Liaison Officer, SFRS, said:

“Community firefighters and community safety advocates will be delivering fire safety advice and staffing the mobile museum on the day. They are really looking forward to seeing everyone from the community at this year’s emergency services open day. The event is a great opportunity for the public to meet local crews and watch them carrying out ladder and pump drills, a rope rescue demonstration and show how Scotland’s emergency services work together at the scene of a road traffic collision. There’ll also be a chance to visit our new mobile fire museum with lots of interesting displays on show.

“We’ll have a stall at the event with  community firefighters on hand to offer fire safety advice too – there will also be an opportunity to book a free Home Fire Safety Visit to ensure you and your loved ones are best protected from a fire in the home.

“Our firefighters will be there to talk to the public about fire safety and explain a bit more about what we can all do to help keep our homes and communities safe.”

Sergeant David Ferguson, Police Scotland, said:

“The emergency services open day is a fun, family friendly event and we are very much looking forward to attending.

“On the day itself, officers will be running stalls filled with a variety of information on legal highs, e-crime, bogus callers and road safety. In addition, cyclists will be given the chance to have their bike security marked free of charge and we also plan to bring along some police vehicles including motorbikes.

“Our experience has found that events, such as this one, are a fantastic way to engage with the local community as well as help illustrate how the police works in partnership with other emergency services.

“Hopefully there will be a large turnout and I would encourage people to come over and say hello.”

Rod Moore, Operations Support Manager, East Central, Scottish Ambulance Service, said:

“The public will have the opportunity to talk to our ambulance crews and volunteer first responders about every aspect of the service we provide to the local community. We will also be doing demonstrations in CPR and offering advice on how people can improve their first aid skills.”

Sarah McKenzie, Falkirk Delivers, said:
“Each year here in Falkirk, the emergency services day has been a huge success with thousands of people joining in the fun. This year, having the other partners on board, will only add to the events success.
“The event will give the Emergency Services the opportunity to show what they do, from local community policing, CPR demonstrations through to Rope Rescue demonstrations. The town centre will be a hive of activity, so please come along to this free family event, which promises something for all ages. Make sure you grab yourself a free Fire or Police Helmet – look out for these in the High Street.”