National Park Rangers help the public enjoy the countryside safely

This is an archived press release

Thursday 14 May 2015

A free, family-fun day will help families find out how to enjoy the countryside in safety.

The annual High Peak Emergency Services Day is to take place in Buxton on Sunday June 7, at the Pavilion Gardens Promenade.  The event starts at 10.30am and ends at 4.15pm.

The event is extra special as it is the only one in England to bring together an area’s entire emergency services for one day every year.

Services on display on the day include: search and rescue dogs, community first-responders, fire and rescue, police, ambulance, Derbyshire cave rescue, Buxton mountain rescue, Peak District National Park rangers, British Red Cross, air ambulance, and neighbourhood watch.

They will be providing demonstrations throughout the day: showing how moorland fires are dealt with, how paramedics deal with a casualty, what it is like being down a cave, how a dog can search out and assist in rescuing people, and more.

National park ranger Fiona Draisey said: “The event is all about bringing safety awareness to the public and provides a great, free day out for all the family.

“Staff and volunteers from all the emergency services are on hand to talk about what they do and give advice to people on staying safe whilst enjoying their favourite activities such as walking, cycling, climbing, and potholing in the countryside.

“And by coming along and enjoying the day, it’s a great way for the public to show their support for the emergency services too.”

This is an archived press release

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