It’s now less than a month until the 11th Emergency Services Show, this year being held at its new venue of Cotswold Airport, off the A429 north of Malmesbury.
The Show is being held on Sunday 3 September between 10am and 4pm, and tickets are now available on-line at a cheaper advance sale price.
By visiting www.emergencyservicesshow.com you can buy adult tickets for £6 (£6.50 on the gate) and £3 for children under 16 (£3.50 on the gate) – children under three are admitted for free.
This year’s Show will feature a number of new attractions, including:
- An appearance by horses from Gloucestershire Police
- Demonstrations of how sprinklers work in containing fires
- Police drone displays
- Specialist fire appliances from across Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
- A ‘village’ featuring partners within the Local Resilience Forum
- The spectacular Backdraft Wheelie Fire Truck
The Emergency Services Show is organised by a team of volunteers, mostly drawn from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, Wiltshire Police and South Western Ambulance Service.
Since the first event in 2005, more than £150,000 has been donated to groups that support the work of the emergency services, and the Show committee is now a registered charity in its own right.
The website www.emergencyservicesshow.com is also open for exhibitors and traders to book space at the Show – although commercial traders will be charged, charities and non-commercial exhibitors can attend for free. All exhibitors are asked to register in advance.
Chris Harvey, chairman of the Show charitable trust, said: “We are delighted to have so many new features for 2017, but we have also kept many of our favourite attractions, including emergency vehicle rides, police dog displays, a fairground, vehicles, equipment and personnel from all of the ‘blue light’ services, stands from a range of charities that work with the emergency services, and so much more! It promises to be a great day out for the family.”
More about the Show can be found on Facebook @EmergencyServicesShow, Twitter @999show and Instagram @emergencyservicesshow