August 5, 2011
guide to what's on during Sunday's Burnham rescue services day
of emergency services from across the West Country will be gathering
in Burnham-On-Sea this Sunday (August 7th) to take part in the
town's annual rescue services day.
of displays and demonstrations will be held on Burnham seafront
and beach from 10am to 4pm with displays from hovercrafts, lifeboats,
micro-lights and more. Burnham's MP Tessa Munt and Mayor Michael
Clarke will open the event.
Almost 40 different emergency groups will be taking part, including
BARB, the RNLI, HM Coastguard, Avon and Somerset Constabulary,
Somerset Fire and Rescue and the ambulance service.
ON WHEN DURING THE DAY:
10am Opening Ceremony by MP Tessa Munt, BARB President
and The Mayor
10.30am Hovercraft launch
11am MCA, BARB and Wessex 4X4s arrive from Berrow
during simulated search for lost child
11.30am BARBs New Boat Launch and announcement
of naming competition winner
12pm Lifeguards Demonstration
12.30pm RNLI Main Demonstration
1.30pm Lucy Gunter Dance and Theatre Group
2pm BD Marine Life Rescue
2.15pm MCA Water Rescue Demonstration
2.30pm BARB Flying Demonstration
3.15pm Skywatch flypast
4pm RNLI Drift Demonstration
4.15pm Tug-of-War Competition: Fire, MCA/BARB, RNLI,
And dozens of stalls, stands and displays throughout the
NB: All times subject to change without notice
include St John Ambulance, Skywatch Microlights, Somerset and
Dorset Air Ambulance, Freewheeler Blood Bikes, Wessex 4 x 4 Response,
Mendip Cave Rescue, Avon and Somerset Cliff Rescue, Exmoor Search
and Rescue, Marine Life Rescue, The Red Cross, Civil Contingencies,
Environment Agency, National Blood Donor Service, Weston Super
Mare Radio Club, WRVS and Secret World.
and teams from each service will be on hand during the day and
life-saving demonstrations will take place in the sea and on the
beach, giving spectators a unique chance to see their work up-close.
the charity that operates Burnham's rescue hovercrafts, has organised
the popular event since it started in 2004.
Event organiser Roger Flower told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
year's event will be bigger than previous years and with more
rescue services involved, there will be many exciting demonstrations
will be a good opportunity to see the work of our local emergency
services at first hand and support them."