Tickets for Blue Light Open Day available from today
Cheshire’s police and fire services are once again opening their doors for the public to come and see the good work that goes on around the clock.
The Blue Light Open Day, held at Clemonds Hey in Winsford, is a hugely popular event that gives people a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the outstanding work of the county’s emergency services.
This year there will be interactive displays and exhibitions that will give the public a chance to see the complex nature of the work that goes on and how the two emergency services work together to protect the community.
The fun-filled event, which is free for all, will take place between 11.30am and 4.30pm on Sunday 14 July.
Staff from both emergency services will also be on hand to answer questions and give advice on staying safe and preventing crime.
The event is suitable for all ages and there will be free activities including face painting, a climbing wall and a crafts area to keep little ones entertained.
There will also be a number of current and historic police and fire vehicles showcased at the event, with members of the public even able to see what it feels like to ride in cabin of a real fire engine.
The Open Day will be ticket only to ensure the effective management of the number of visitors, and to ensure guests enjoy their day in a comfortable environment.
Tickets are free and will be made available online from 12pm on Monday, 17 June. These are available on a first come, first served basis.
Police & Crime Commissioner David Keane said: “The Open Day is a fantastic day out for the whole family. It provides an opportunity for our communities to have a look behind the scenes and see for themselves the fantastic work that Cheshire Constabulary and the Fire Service carry-out every day to keep us safe. It’s a popular event so I’d urge you to snap up your free tickets before they all sell out.”
Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Councillor Bob Rudd added: “The Open Day is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to see the great work that the Fire Service and the police do. Open days are always very well attended and well received among the public – it will be a great family day out for all.”
Chief Constable Darren Martland said: “I think it is important that the public can come and look behind the scenes to see what we do every day to protect them. There will be a number of demonstrations that will take place throughout the day which will showcase what officers have to do on a daily basis.
“It is also a great opportunity if you’re considering joining the emergency services to find out a bit more what the job’s about. There will be lots to see and do, and I look forward to seeing many members of the Cheshire community here.”
Chief Fire Officer Mark Cashin added: “The Blue Light Open Day will give the public a real insight into the work we do and see some of the challenges and obstacles our firefighters face. We hope that all those who attend our open day not only have a brilliant day, but go away with important information around the dangers of fire and how to keep themselves safe in their homes and on Cheshire’s roads.”
“Our firefighters do an amazing job day in and day out, and it gives us such pride to show members of the public what it takes to keep them and their communities safe.”
You can register for your tickets by following a booking link at https://www.cheshire.police.uk/blue-light-community-engagement-day-2019/ .
The link will be made live when tickets become available from 12noon on 17 June 2019.
When booking tickets, you need to ensure that each ticket is in the name of each individual attending, including children and babies. You cannot bulk order tickets under one name.
You can either print the ticket out, which will have a unique barcode which will be scanned when you enter HQ, or you can show the barcode via your smart phone when attending on the day.