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.
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.’
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.
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.