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Kendal Emergency Services Day

Kendal Police, and partner response services are set to host a joint Emergency Services Day this Saturday (27th October).

The day, which will take place at Busher walk, Kendal, will be an opportunity for Kendal 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 Kendal Fire and Rescue, Kendal Mountain Rescue and North West Ambulance Services.

The event will take place between 12pm and 4pm and will include numerous displays for the public to watch.

The displays are:

  • 12:15: Police Demo (PSU)
  • 12:45: Fire Demo (Tower Rescue)
  • 13:15: North West Ambulance Service (Heart Start)
  • 13:45: Mountain Rescue
  • 14:15: Police Dogs
  • 14:45: Road Traffic Collison Scene
  • 15:15: Mountain Rescue
  • 15:45 Drone demo and Firearms

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
  • Bay Search and Rescue
  • Mountain Rescue

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 fun kid’s quiz, and refreshments stalls.

Chief Inspector, Martin Loebell, said: “Saturday’s event is a great opportunity for the public to meet some of the people who work hard in the local community to keep Kendal and the surrounding communities safe.

“There will be some fantastic displays put on to showcase the capability of emergency services personnel to tackle crime and disorder and respond in emergency situations.

“It also provides a great 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.”

Sergeant, Suzanne Scott-O’Neill, said: “This is one of my favourite days of the year, the atmosphere is amazing and members of the public get to see displays from a number of different service and how they are committed in keeping the local community safe!!

“This is a real team effort between all of the partner agencies and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved.

“There will be so much going on for the public to see and do on Saturday, we hope people will come down and see us!! ”

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