August 1st is the day when blue light services from across Greater Manchester will come together to celebrate the annual emergency services open day.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) will be joined by other local emergency services including Greater Manchester Police (GMP), North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and partners from further afield.
Running for the ninth year the event, which takes place at intu Trafford Centre on Thursday 1 August, hosts a huge display of emergency vehicles, vintage appliances, a hydraulic platform and much more.
Over 15,000 people are expected to come together and find out more about their local blue light services. Attendees will have the chance to watch fantastic demonstrations, including chip pan fires and road traffic collision rescues, plus the opportunity to learn vital life-saving skills such as CPR.
The Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, who is set to open the event, Bev Hughes said: “This event is not only a fantastic day out, but an opportunity for the Greater Manchester public to get an insight into the day-to-day roles of our incredible emergency services and how they work collaboratively.
“I’d encourage everyone to ask lots of questions and learn some fundamental skills that can help others in times of crisis.”
The free event will commence at 10am, with the opening ceremony taking place at 11am, and will close at 4pm.
This year’s Safe4Summer partnership campaign has launched with the primary aim to keep the young people of Greater Manchester safe and provide information to their parents and carers so we can all work together to achieve this.
As part of the Safe4Summer campaign there is a chance to win an iPad – please enter the competition here: https://www.gmconsult.org/gmfrs/a6684bd2/. Please note this is for children aged 5 – 16 years old.
Share your photos from the event by using the hashtag #999Day on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.