Eastbourne's 999 Display Is Nearly Here

Friday 17th June 2016

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Preparations for this year’s Eastbourne 999 Weekend are in full swing.  Free to attend, it’s taking place at the Western Lawns in Eastbourne on the 2nd and 3rd of July from 11am - 5pm each day.

It’s a favourite in the local calendar and gives the opportunity for visitors to meet members of the emergency services and get an up-close look at 999 response vehicles.

The event involves Sussex Police, East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, RNLI and is supported by Eastbourne Borough Council.

Chief inspector Emma Brice, Eastbourne’s District Commander said, “This is a great opportunity for us to engage with the public and show them a little of what we do every day. This year we are joined by our colleagues from British Transport Police for the first time who will be informing people about railway safety." 

"Sussex Police will be working with colleagues from the community safety partnership including Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Homes and Neighbourhood watch. Also attending will be the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Policing team and Eastbourne Volunteer Police cadets who will be showing the public equipment and vehicles used by officers. They will also be informing other young people about Cyber Safety.  Sussex Safer Roads Partnership will be joining us to raise awareness of road safety."   

"999 gives us the chance to show the public the close relationship we have with other emergency services and our partners.”  

Mark Webb, Station Manager for Eastbourne Fire Station said, “We love being part of Eastbourne 999. It’s a great chance for us to meet thousands of people and show off some of our skills. We’ll be showing you how quickly a kitchen fire can spread and explaining what you can do to protect yourself from fire. You’ll also be able to see inside a fire engine.

“It’s also an opportunity to explain how we work together. For example, we will hold a demonstration to show how we work alongside South East Coast Ambulance on dealing with road traffic collisions. There’s a huge amount of effort which goes in from the moment the 999 call comes in to the casualties being released from the cars and their injuries treated.” 

SECAmb will also be involved in CPR demonstrations in the arena. It’s bringing a range of ambulance service vehicles for visitors to look around including a training ‘Simbulance’ which our clinicians can practice their skills on extremely realistic manikins.

SECAmb paramedic and Clinical Team Leader, Nat Cole said, “The Eastbourne Emergency Services Display is probably the biggest show of its type in the region. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us all to showcase our capabilities and for our amazing staff to engage with the public they serve. The combination of static displays and arena demonstrations allows us to inform, educate and reassure the residents of East Sussex and beyond. We are able to explain the role of the modern ambulance service in responding to emergencies and its growing role in bringing urgent care to the patient. It is also a great opportunity to learn or brush up on basic lifesaving skills and the move to hands only CPR.”

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said, “It’s great to have the long-standing 999 Emergency Services Display weekend on Eastbourne’s Western Lawns once again this July. As a Council we are always happy to support this event which is both educational and enjoyable for visitors, and free to attend. Taking place on the beautiful seafront, it makes for an excellent family outing and is the perfect opportunity to teach children about safety in an outdoors environment, plus gives hands-on demonstrations of the jobs which the incredible emergency services carry out on a daily basis; I highly encourage everyone to come along on 2nd or 3rd July.”

Timetable

Please note these may change.

Saturday 2nd July
1040 Cavalcade departs from Fishermans Green
1055-1105 Emergency Vehicle Cavalcade & Opening Ceremony
1130-1200 RNLI (with helicopter support if available)
1200-1230 Tactical Pursuit & Containment (TPAC)
1230-1300 Kitchen Fire demonstration
1300-1315 CPR demonstration
1315-1345 Road Traffic Collision
1345-1415 HM Coastguard
1415-1445 Sussex Safer Roads Partnership (tbc)
1445-1515 Tactical Pursuit & Containment (TPAC)
1515-1545 Kitchen Fire demonstration
1545-1600 CPR demonstration
1600-1630 Road Traffic Collision


Sunday 3rd July
1100-1115 Emergency Vehicle Cavalcade
1130-1200 RNLI (with helicopter support if available)
1200-1230 Tactical Pursuit & Containment (TPAC)
1230-1300 Kitchen Fire demonstration
1300-1315 CPR demonstration
1315-1345 Road Traffic Collision
1345-1415 HM Coastguard
1415-1445 Police Dogs
1445-1515 Tactical Pursuit & Containment (TPAC)
1515-1545 Kitchen Fire demonstration
1545-1600 CPR demonstration
1600-1630 Road Traffic Collision

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