Life-savers show skills at 999 day

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THE emergency services joined forces at the weekend for a 999 awareness day.

Firefighters, police officers, lifeboat crews and paramedics descended on Hayling Beach on Sunday to demonstrate life-saving rescue procedures.

They used the opportunity to give out important safety advice to residents.

Children were given the chance to meet some of the search and rescue dogs from Lowland Search Dogs.

Crew manager Glen Van-Baskerville, from Hayling Island fire station said: ‘Families always seem to naturally gravitate towards the fire appliances at these types of events.

‘This gives us the ideal opportunity to engage with residents. It was very well received and there was a great turn out of people.’