VIDEO: Buxton’s Emergency Services Day a ‘wonderful occasion’

The High Peak Emergency Services Day last Sunday was said to be a ‘wonderful occasion’.

The event was held at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, and comprised of all areas of the emergency services coming together to raise awareness to the public.

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Allan Berry of the cave rescue organisation with their portable pot hole

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Allan Berry of the cave rescue organisation with their portable pot hole

Bill Weston, Co-ordinator of the event, said: “It was very much a success.

“The weather was kind to us and families turned out in their numbers to be part of the occasion.

“The biggest success of the day was that the people were genuinely interested, and they hung around to listen to what was being said.

“It was a wonderful occasion.”

The biggest success of the day was that the people were genuinely interested, and they hung around to listen to what was being said. It was a wonderful occasion.

Bill Weston

The annual event has been running for 18 years, of which Bill has been a part of them for 15 years - and he believes the event is gaining in stature year on year.

He said: “I’ve played most roles in the event over the years, from overseeing certain parts, to being secretary, and now I’m the co-ordinator.

“I’m retired now so I have the time to do these things, and it’s great to be able to help out in any way that I can.

“The event is improving every year, and we continue to add new things.

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Bill Weston awaits rescue

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Bill Weston awaits rescue

“I hope that next year will prove to be even better once again.”

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Bill Weston is rescued from the roof

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Bill Weston is rescued from the roof

Buxton Emergency Services Day, The Mountain Rescue's search dogs are put through their paces

Buxton Emergency Services Day, The Mountain Rescue's search dogs are put through their paces

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Mark Ansbro of the Chapel and Whaley Community First Responders

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Mark Ansbro of the Chapel and Whaley Community First Responders

Buxton Emergency Services Day, new mayor Stewart  Young with Sgt Denis Murphy in period Victorian uniform

Buxton Emergency Services Day, new mayor Stewart Young with Sgt Denis Murphy in period Victorian uniform

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team demonstrate their techniques

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Buxton Mountain Rescue Team demonstrate their techniques

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Moorland fire fighting with the Peak National Park's rangers

Buxton Emergency Services Day, Moorland fire fighting with the Peak National Park's rangers

Buxton Emergency Services Day,

Buxton Emergency Services Day,