Sun shines on 999 Day

999 Display at The Stade 14/9/14'Photo by Frank Copper. Please credit. SUS-140915-073551001
999 Display at The Stade 14/9/14'Photo by Frank Copper. Please credit. SUS-140915-073551001
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Hundreds of people turned out to take part in the first Emergency Services Day organised by the Hastings RNLI.

Lifeboats, fire engines, ambulances, 4x4s, electric police cars, motorcycles, Coastguards and search dogs were among the attractions at the event held at The Stade on Sunday.

MP Amber Rudd and Mayor of Hastings Bruce Dowling turned out to see the various displays and talk to the many trained professionals and volunteers who respond every day to 999 emergency calls in the Hastings area along with volunteers from the RNLI who organised this years’ event.

Hastings Lifeboat coxswain, Steve Warne said: “Some members of the crew though it would be a good idea to show just how many emergency responders we have in the local community.

“Now, just a few months later, more than 20 organisations are here in Hastings showing the public what they can do.

“It has been a brilliant day. I’d like to thank all those people who put in the time and effort to make it possible, and in particular I’d like to thank the local businesses who helped us with food, materials and sponsorship – they were all absolutely fantastic.”

Those taking part in the event included: ALSAR Search Dogs Sussex. Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Hastings Coastguard, Hastings Neighbourhood Police Team & Road Traffic Unit, AA SORT, Hastings Voluntary Lifeguards, Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance, Pett Level Rescue Service, Rother Community First Responders, RNLI Hastings, RNLI Flood Rescue, RNLI Sea Safety, RSPCA Mallydams, Service by Emergency Response Volunteers (SERV) – Kent & Sussex, South East Coast Ambulance (Secamb) and Secamb HART (Hazardous Area Response Team), Sussex 4X4 Response.