Emergency services put on display as 999 day returns to town

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SIRENS and blue flashing lights were the order of the day at an event to celebrate the emergency services.

The popular annual event returned to West Street, in Fareham, on Saturday and saw a wide range of services put their vehicles and skills on show.

Brian Graham, volunteer coastguard rescue officer, at the 999 day.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142981-2701)

Brian Graham, volunteer coastguard rescue officer, at the 999 day.''Picture: Sarah Standing (142981-2701)

From vintage ambulances, to London fire engines and New York cop cars, there was something for everyone.

Keith Thomas, from Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service, said the day was a joy to attend.

Mr Thomas said: ‘It is a brilliant day and we thoroughly enjoy coming here. We brought our Land Rover and our small lifeboat, which is normally down at Stokes Bay.

‘It is a very busy day and it is a very popular day in Fareham.’

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Also exhibiting was HM Coastguard, which had brought along its new vehicle.

Brian Graham, volunteer coastguard rescue officer, who is based at Lee-on-the-Solent, said: ‘It is good to be able to get our safety message out to the community and to let them know how to get hold of us.’

Hundreds of residents took the opportunity to explore the vehicles and talk to the staff and volunteers at the day.

Rob Bancroft, of Wordsworth Avenue in Paulsgrove, was enjoying the day with his two-year-old son Jacob.

FAREHAM 999     (NEWS)   MRW 19/10/2013 ''The Emergency Services 999 Day in West Street Fareham on Saturday drew crowds of people all day and was so well supported by all aspects of our local Emergency Services ''The great enjoyment shows on the face of owner John Roberts from Newbury as he shows off his ex-Bristol 1937 Leyland 6.5 litre Fire Engine ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (132909-6365) ENGPPP00320131020120957

FAREHAM 999 (NEWS) MRW 19/10/2013 ''The Emergency Services 999 Day in West Street Fareham on Saturday drew crowds of people all day and was so well supported by all aspects of our local Emergency Services ''The great enjoyment shows on the face of owner John Roberts from Newbury as he shows off his ex-Bristol 1937 Leyland 6.5 litre Fire Engine ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (132909-6365) ENGPPP00320131020120957

Mr Bancroft, 27, said: ‘I’m like a kid in a sweet shop. When I hear those sirens, I feel like there is some good in the world. It’s an excellent display.’

The day was organised by Fareham Borough Council’s Town Centre Management Team.

Kevin Wright, from the council, said: ‘It is an event that brings all the community together to show off the community responders.’

Other services on display included St John Ambulance, the Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Unit, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, South Central Ambulance Service, the British Red Cross, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance plus many more.

22/10/2011 (PM)''999 Day took place in West Street in Fareham on Saturday 22nd October 2011.''Pictured is: (l-r) Tuelle Blum (3) and Pip Blum (2) ringing the bell on a Leyland Metz 101ft Turntable Ladder Pump. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (113779-3994) ENGPPP00120111022183126

22/10/2011 (PM)''999 Day took place in West Street in Fareham on Saturday 22nd October 2011.''Pictured is: (l-r) Tuelle Blum (3) and Pip Blum (2) ringing the bell on a Leyland Metz 101ft Turntable Ladder Pump. ''Picture: Sarah Standing (113779-3994) ENGPPP00120111022183126

22/10/2011 (PM)''999 Day took place in West Street in Fareham on Saturday 22nd October 2011.''Pictured is: Bess Chappell (5) sitting on a BMW R1200 RT Police motorbike.''Picture: Sarah Standing (113779-4052) ENGPPP00120111022183207

22/10/2011 (PM)''999 Day took place in West Street in Fareham on Saturday 22nd October 2011.''Pictured is: Bess Chappell (5) sitting on a BMW R1200 RT Police motorbike.''Picture: Sarah Standing (113779-4052) ENGPPP00120111022183207