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Barrow Emergency Service Day

Barrow Police, and partner response services are set to host a joint Emergency Services Day this Sunday (9th September).

The day, which will take place at Barrow Police Station, the Fire and Rescue Station and surrounding units, will be an opportunity for Barrow Police and partner agencies to educate, and engage with the public about the work they undertake every day in the community, and will provide the public with an opportunity to meet their local policing team.

There will also be demonstrations of some of the operational capabilities of Cumbria Constabulary and Barrow Fire and Rescue.

The event will take place between 10am and 4pm and will include numerous displays for the public to watch at Barrow Police Station and Barrow Fire and Rescue Station.

The displays are:

  • 11.30: At the Fire Station: ‘House rescue’ – firefighters demonstrate saving someone from a house.
  • 12:10: At Barrow Police Station: ‘An officers best friend, a baddies worst nightmare’ – use of police dogs in neighbourhood policing.
  • 12:40: At the Fire Station ‘an insight into a road traffic collision’ – witness a controlled collision and the fire and rescues response.
  • 13:30: At Barrow Police Station: I predict a riot’ – policing of public order incidents.
  • 14:10: At the Fire Station: ‘the tower’ watch fire and rescue save someone from their tower.
  • 14:50: At Barrow Police Station: ‘An officers best friend, a baddies worst nightmare’ – use of police dogs in neighbourhood policing.

As well as the displays there will be numerous partner agencies in attendance offering the opportunity to meet local teams, as well as providing information and advice:

  • Local police officers
  • The Fire and Rescue Service
  • North West Ambulance Service
  • Coast Guards
  • Bay Search and Rescue
  • Owl Sanctuary

All agencies will be bringing their response vehicles for attendees to view, including:

  • An armed response vehicle
  • Police cars
  • The police boat
  • A police motor bike
  • Fire Engines
  • Ambulance
  • 4 x 4’s

In addition there will also be a pop-up photo booth, a fun kid’s quiz and refreshments.

Temporary Superintendent, Matt Pearman, said: “Sunday’s event is a great opportunity for the public to meet some of the people who work hard in the local community to keep Barrow and the surrounding communities safe.

“There will be some fantastic displays put on by some of our operational staff and the Fire and Rescue Service to showcase the capability of emergency services personnel to tackle crime and disorder and respond in emergency situations.

“It also provides a fantastic opportunity for further engagement between the public and their local emergency response teams.

“I would like to thank all the other agencies that are supporting this event and hope to see many of you at what will be an excellent day.”

Police & Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “This event promises to be a great family day out, and an opportunity for the public to get a real insight into the work not just of the police, but also our partners in the other emergency services.  I am sure there will be impressive displays of some of the ways that the police tackle crime and disorder, and highlight some of the challenges they face day-to-day.  I believe it is also an excellent chance for the public to talk to their local policing team, so please do go along if you can, I am sure there will be lots to see, do and learn.”

Fire and Rescue Watch Manager and Service delivery Barrow, Jamie Coward, said: “Barrow Emergency Services Day is a fantastic opportunity for the community to meet us and for us to meet the community. It is a day I look forward to every year. It is wonderful to have all the response services together, we all work hard to keep the community safe and it’s nice to give the public an insight into what we do.

“There’s so much going on on Sunday, attendees are in for a real treat”.

Local Police and Community Support Officer and Event Organiser, Carys Brockbank, said: “This is my favourite day of the year, the atmosphere is amazing and members of the public get to see how committed all the different services in this area are to keeping its community safe!!

“I would also like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved!!”

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