999 display day is hailed a success

visitors: Buxton MRT's new team mascot Bernard with High Peak Mayor Councillor Pat Jenner and Ian Hurst. Photo contributed.

visitors: Buxton MRT's new team mascot Bernard with High Peak Mayor Councillor Pat Jenner and Ian Hurst. Photo contributed.

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A RESCUE from the roof of the Pavilion Gardens was just one of the demonstrations enjoyed by visitors who flocked to the Emergency Services Display Day on Sunday.

Ian Hurst, who chairs the committee which organises the event, said: “It was a great day. We had hundreds of people attending. The weather was much better than what was forecast.”

The event draws together the police, fire and ambulance services and a host of voluntary emergency services and organisations including mountain and cave rescue, air ambulance, Community First Responders and the Peak District National Park Authority.

The free event included static displays giving visitors a unique opportunity to see behind the scenes, and there were a range of arena displays including a simulated road traffic accident.

Younger visitors enjoyed wriggling through a mock cave, climbing on board a fire engine and exploring the Smoke House Tent.