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Sunday 17 May 2015

Joint Emergency Services Open Day – Cheshire Police Headquarters Winsford

On Sunday five members of the team together with our Incident Management Unit (Control Vehicle) and one of our Land Rover 110 Defender ambulances (Maud) went as part of the Joint Emergency Services open day, held every year by Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue. We were welcomed at Police HQ and given a prime location to set up, right next to the grandstand in the main display arena. It was a fantastic day with more people than we’ve ever seen before coming to talk to us and listen to what the team does and have a look at a selection of the equipment we had on display.

We had a selection of medical equipment, casualty immobilisation, extraction and transportation equipment and water rescue equipment as well as having our control vehicle set up to show how we manage the team during an incident. The general consensus throughout the day was of surprise, not only at the 100% volunteers and 100% professionalism both operational and in training, but in that we aren’t part of the Police or Fire Service and we receive no funding other than donations and grants from the people and businesses of Cheshire. It was a great day for all, for the team, those members present and those we spoke to. Many thanks once again to Cheshire Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue and the Cheshire Local Resilience Team. Thanks also must go to The Salvation Army who kept up a constant supply of coffee.