Tuesday, 24 June 2014

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service gearing up for Eastbourne 999!

Preparations are moving up a gear as representatives from local emergency services get ready for this year’s Eastbourne 999 event.

The two-day event is a fantastic, free, emergency services extravaganza and will be held on the Western Lawns on Eastbourne’s seafront on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014.

The event is organised by Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and is supported by Eastbourne Borough Council.

Now in its twenty-seventh consecutive year, the huge event is a firm favourite on the local calendar attracting over 30,000 people each year.

Visitors are able to see the wide array of work that the emergency services undertake on a day-to-day basis and are given the opportunity to meet members of the emergency services and also have a good look around 999 response vehicles.

As well as practical demonstrations of fire safety, staff from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Community Safety team, alongside the Arson Reduction team, will be available to give important fire safety advice and answer any questions that people may have about fire safety in their homes.

Dave Sheppard, Borough Commander for Eastbourne said: “We really enjoy having such an active involvement in Eastbourne 999. It’s a great opportunity to meet local communities, answer any questions you might have.

“We are also able to discuss the wide range of services and preventative work that East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is involved in. Eastbourne 999 is a great family day out and we really look forward to seeing you there.”

For up-to-date information and a timetable of events visit: www.999display.co.uk

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