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More tickets to be released for 999 Family Fun Day

Posted on - 10th July, 2019 - 7:01am | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) will be opening the doors to its Service Training Centre on Saturday 20 July for a day of fun, demonstrations and activities.  

Tickets to the event have been snapped up but a final release will see extra tickets available during the week commencing July 15.

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The 999 Family Fun Day has been organised in partnership with North West Ambulance Service and Lancashire Constabulary as well as partners including Bolton Mountain Rescue, Blood Bikes, Fire Investigation Dogs, Police Horses, Urban Search and Rescue and loads more.

The event, at LFRS Training Centre in Euxton, has been designed to let people see behind-the-scenes of all three emergency services, watch live demonstrations, see vehicles and other equipment and meet the services who are invaluable to helping keep Lancashire safe.

Community Protection Manager of Southern Area, Tom Cookson, said: “We’re delighted to be able to host the 999 Family Fun Day at our Training Centre and have lots of exciting demonstrations and activities available for the people of Lancashire to see.

“We thought this event might be popular however we didn’t expect tickets to be ordered as quickly as they were and we’re excited that the public are interested in seeing behind our doors.

“We decided to ticket the event for safety reasons therefore we ask people to bring their ticket for each member of their party on the day.

Visitors can park at Runshaw Adult College, where a shuttle bus will take you to the site. Bag checks may be carried out on entry.

Due to the high demand, anyone who has ordered a ticket but is now not able to attend s asked to return it so it can be reallocated.

The 999 Family Fun Day also coincides with the Mayoral day, an annual event whereby all local mayors and Combined Fire Authority members are invited to attend the Service Training Centre to see LFRS operational capabilities, meet with staff and watch demonstrations.

This will be the first year the newly appointed Chief Fire Officer for LFRS, Justin Johnston, will be leading proceedings to demonstrate how everything LFRS does is aimed at improving the safety of Lancashire’s diverse communities.

On his appointment to Chief, Justin said: “We aspire to be the best trained, best equipped, best accommodated and most professional fire service in the country.”

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