Tickets on sale soon for police and fire HQ open day

PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 July 2019

Avon and Somerset Police open day at Valley Road HQ.

Avon and Somerset Police open day at Valley Road HQ.

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Tickets will soon go on sale for an 'extremely popular' event, which gives people the chance to learn more about North Somerset's life-saving heroes.

The annual emergency services open day will be held at Police & Fire HQ in Portishead on September 15 from 10.30am-4pm.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Avon Fire & Rescue will give people a glimpse at their work.

Representatives from Mountain Rescue, HM Coastguard and the RNLI will also be on hand to speak to guests.

The police force's Chief Constable Andy Marsh said he is 'extremely proud' to welcome the public once more, with many organisations coming together to showcase the invaluable work of the emergency services.

He continued: "It's the perfect opportunity to give members of the public an insight into the work we do, and how we support, and are supported by the other emergency services.

"The open day is one of the highlights of our year, and we look forward to welcoming everybody to HQ."

There will be demonstrations by the police's dog, firearm and mountain teams which are sure to captivate the crowd - while the fire service will perform car-cutting displays.

Youngsters will have the chance to become a detective for the day with the Major Crimes Team, investigating a crime scene to uncover a mystery.

Career and volunteering opportunities in the emergency services will be showcased, and a range of charities will also promote their work.

Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennell said: "This is a fantastic event and one we look forward to every year.

"We work tirelessly with our partners to ensure our communities are safe and that our service is as strong as possible.

"This event provides a great opportunity for us to showcase the excellent work we do and to meet face to face with the people we serve in our communities."

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "We've got demonstrations from dogs, horses and firearms teams as well as a chance to watch operational training in action. There really is something for everyone."

To book tickets from Monday, log on to www.emergencyservicesopenday.co.uk

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