annual rescue services day to be held today
of emergency services from across the West Country will be gathering
on Burnham-On-Sea's seafront today (August 7th) for 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 of hovercrafts, lifeboats,
ambulances, fire engines and more.
event, also known as the ESCAPE Day (the Emergency Services Community
Awareness and Promotion Event), will see over 20 different emergency
groups taking part, including BARB, the RNLI, HM Coastguard, Avon
and Somerset Constabulary, Somerset Fire and Rescue, and the ambulance
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.
will take place from Burnham's gig rowing club, BARB, RNLI, lifeguards,
and there will be a fly-past of microlights from Skywatch at around
year's event will also be held on the same day as a new fundraising
run, the Rescue Rainbow Run, which begins at 1pm. Dozens of runners
will take part in the beach run for BARB and the RNLI.
the charity that operates Burnham's rescue hovercrafts, has organised
the popular event since it started in 2004.
co-organiser Roger Flower from BARB told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
year's event promises to be a great one - with many displays along
the seafront and things to see and do."
will be a super opportunity to see the work of our local emergency
services at first hand and support them."
FOR TODAY'S EVENT:
10.30am Gig racing with three separate clubs
11.15am RNLI rescue demonstration
12.00pm RNLI lifeguard demonstration
1.30pm Rainbow Rescue Run
2.00pm Naming ceremony for new hovercraft
2.30pm Arrival of Somerset Motorcycle Club after fundraising bike
3.00pm Microlights fly-past (subject to weather)
3.30pm Hovercraft demonstration
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge