999 emergency services day is a fab idea by the Trafford Centre. It has been running for the past seven years now but we have only attended the last couple. We love going to this event and it really helps children to understand about the people who help us. It is free too, so there’s no excuses!
We will continue to go to this event annually as there is so much going on. The 999 emergency services day at the Trafford Centre runs from 10am till 5pm so there’s plenty of time to get down there.
Previous 999 day in 2016
The previous 999 day held in 2016 saw in excess of 165 displays! The displays were made up of; demonstrations, displays, emergency vehicles and lots more. The event last year actually had over 10,000 people!
What was there?
Visitors to the free event held by the Trafford Centre are able to see a huge range of different vehicles used by our emergency services. To be quite honest I didn’t even realise how many different types of vehicles there were and was shocked by the quantity! Members of all the emergency services were also on hand to answer questions and to talk to the children about the services which I thought was really good. They were able to answer questions that I might not know the answer to and hearing the answer from a person in a uniform doesn’t make children second guess the answer does it!
There were demonstrations being held and children are able to hop inside all of the vehicles there too. You have a chance to meet police dogs and horses, take part in a drink driving simulator, try your hand at CSI and scale the cadets climbing wall.
So I said that there were a lot of services there, more than we even got round to seeing. Here are some of what you would see whilst at the event:
- Manchester RoSPA Advanced drivers and riders group
- Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
- Greater Manchester Police (GMP)
- North West Ambulance Service (NWAS)
- Mountain Rescue
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution
- City Airport and Heliport Rescue and Fire Fighting Team
- Red Cross
- St John’s Ambulance
- British Heart Foundation
- NHS Blood
as well as a range of other emergency response, community safety and support services.
Here’s some photo’s from the event!
All in all it was a fab day! 999 emergency services day is a great idea by the Trafford Centre so I hope it continues to grow each year. The boys enjoyed it, therefore I am happy! We will continue to go each year and build on the boys understanding around the people who help us.
We decided to vlog the event to show you guys what a fab day that we had.
Here it is:
We hope that we have encouraged some of you to go to the next event!
You can see all of the Trafford Centre events by going here.
If you go then be on the look out for us 🙂