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Emergency services open day in Gosport

GAFIRS cadets 
(l-r) Tom Keogh, Marc Dodd and Callum Wheeler. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142130-0261)

GAFIRS cadets (l-r) Tom Keogh, Marc Dodd and Callum Wheeler. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142130-0261)

 

EMERGENCY services showed what they were made of at an open day of the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (Gafirs).

Gafirs chairman Keith Thomas said about 700 people visited the Gosport Lifeboat Station at Stokes Bay to talk to emergency service workers and watch demonstrations.

Mr Thomas said: ‘It was a very popular day, and it helped to show the range of different services that help people and how they work together.

‘We raised over £600 for our charity.’

Groups attending included Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, the police, ambulance service, the Fareham-based Remora bomb disposal unit, the Royal Navy’s police and submarine parachute assistance group, the blood transfusion motorcyclists and the Gosport Safer Communities Team.

Mr Thomas said the coastguard did a mock rescue with its helicopter, and there were also demonstrations by the first responders and Gafirs’ own canoeist team.

 

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