Crews in demo day

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WHITBY’S emergency services will be hosting a day of demonstrations on Sunday (4 September) at the bandstand and West Pier.

Taking place between 11am and 4pm, the open day involves North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the ambulance service.

Inspector Andy Colbourne said: “This is a day that enables our communities to come together and get a real feel for what the emergency services and partner agencies have to offer.

“Police officers and PCSOs will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have and in particular enable people to speak with special constables, whose presence on the streets of Whitby enhances police and community interaction.

“This day has been coordinated by community support officer Lynne Butler whose hard work and dedication has been instrumental in pulling this event together.”

In addition to the other services, attendees will also include the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team, Lincolnshire 4x4 Rescue Team, the Royal Navy, HM Coastguard, RNLI and NYCC 95 Alive’s demonstration unit.

There will also be a chance to find out what it takes to be a special constable as North Yorkshire special constabulary will be on foot patrol.

The fire brigade will be carrying out a demonstration as to how they rescue victims from serious road traffic collisions at approximately 2pm.