To the Rescue! Honouring our Emergency Services heroes.

27th May 2022

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Fermanagh and Omagh Community Safety Partnership, in partnership with key emergency services providers, recently hosted an Emergency Services Day at the Broadmeadow Enniskillen. The main purpose of this special event was to engage with the local community by highlighting and celebrating the fantastic work and dedication of the emergency services across the district.

Every conceivable vehicle and pieces of apparatus used in the emergency services including an impressive line-up of display and serving vehicles graced the Broadmeadow for all visitors to get up close and personal with them.

Speaking about the event, Councillor Keith Elliott, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP said:

Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP was delighted to be once again working in partnership with the emergency services sector to highlight the invaluable service they provide across the district, much of which goes unseen and unheralded.

I believe that it is important that the community is aware of the importance of the work that they do. Collaboration between the PCSP and partner organisations to promote community safety and education to the public is integral to the role of the PCSP and it was really encouraging to see the large crowds of all ages which turned up on the day.”

Visitors to the event, which attracted a large crowd, availed of the opportunity to see at close quarters, the tremendous work undertaken by the emergency service in the district with demonstrations from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, North West Mountain Rescue Team, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust, the Northern Ireland Prison Service and a special display by the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s canine display team.

To finish off a fun-packed day, there was an exciting helicopter exercise by the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Air Support Unit who regularly work in partnership with the Coastguard, Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, Northern Ireland Fire Service and other volunteer search and rescue organisations.